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Santa Monica, CA : Genius Products, [2009].


General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Creation/Production Credits
Directors of photography, Roger Deakins, Chris Menges ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Nico Muhly.
Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet.
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
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital.
English or French dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gigliotti, D., Minghella, A., Morris, R., Pollack, S., Hare, D., Daldry, S., Fiennes, R., Winslet, K., & Schlink, B. (2009). The reader (Widescreen.). Genius Products.

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

Donna. Gigliotti et al.. 2009. The Reader. Santa Monica, CA: Genius Products.

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

Donna. Gigliotti et al.. The Reader Santa Monica, CA: Genius Products, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gigliotti, Donna., et al. The Reader Widescreen., Genius Products, 2009.

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