The reader

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Santa Monica, CA : Genius Products, 2009.
[Blu-ray version].


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Requires Blu-ray player compatibility to view. Blu-ray discs will not play in standard DVD players.
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
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Based on the novel by Bernhard Schlink.
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Special features: Deleted scenes ; Adapting a timeless masterpiece : making 'The reader' ; A conversation with David Kross & Stephen Daldry ; Kate Winslet on the art of aging Hanna Schmitz ; A new voice : a look at composer Nico Muhly ; Coming to grips with the past : production designer Brigitte Broch ; Theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits
Directors of photography, Roger Deakins, Chris Menges ; edited by, Claire Simpson ; music by, Nico Muhly.
Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz.
Post-WWII, Germany. Michael Berg is a teenager who becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from different works of literature. Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life, only this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for some scenes of sexuality and nudity.
System Details
Blu-ray disc, widescreen presentation; Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround.
English or French dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Daldry, S., Gigliotti, D., Minghella, A., Morris, R., Pollack, S., Hare, D., Fiennes, R., Winslet, K., Olin, L., Ganz, B., & Schlink, B. (2009). The reader ([Blu-ray version].). Genius Products.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stephen. Daldry et al.. 2009. The Reader. Genius Products.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stephen. Daldry et al.. The Reader Genius Products, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Daldry, Stephen., et al. The Reader [Blu-ray version]., Genius Products, 2009.

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