The Reader
Country of Origin:  United States,  Germany
Production year: 2008
Director: Stephen Daldry
Rating: Rated 18A for Sexual Content, Nudity(Film, Television)
UPC [Locale]: 065935-825678
Running time: 2:04 (124 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim
Format: Color, 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 28, 2009
Collection type: Owned (#1145)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 02, 2014
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road) delivers a dynamic performance in this "tale of eroticism, secrecy and guilt" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) set in turbulent post-Nazi Germany. Bringing to life the celebrated international novel, Winslet is riveting as Hanna Schmitz - a lonely, working-class woman who experiences a brief but intense affair with a teenage boy. Years later they meet again: Hanna now a defendant in a notorious case and her ex-lover, now a law student, holding the secret to her salvation. Directed by three-time Academy Award® nominee Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and featuring Ralph Fiennes (The Duchess) as the grown man still reeling from Hanna's influence, The Reader is a "moving, romantic and poignant story" (Roger Friedman, Fox News) about the difficult distance between truth and reconciliation.
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Genres
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
War
Studios

Audio format
English  Dolby Digital TrueHD 5.1
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Deleted Scenes
Crew
Direction
Stephen Daldry....Director
Writing
David Hare....Screenwriter
Bernhard Schlink....Original Material By
Production
Anthony Minghella....Producer
Sydney Pollack....Producer
Donna Gigliotti....Producer
Redmond Morris....Producer
Bob Weinstein....Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Chris Menges....Director of Photography
Roger Deakins....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Claire Simpson....Film Editor
Music
Nico Muhly....Composer
Sound
Blake Leyh....Sound Designer
Blake Leyh....Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Barry....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lee Dichter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Andy Kris....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Eric Hirsch....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Harry Higgins....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Manfred Banach....Sound
Art
Brigitte Broch....Production Designer
Ann Roth....Costume Designer
Donna Maloney....Costume Designer
Ivana Primorac....Make-up Artist
Christian M. Goldbeck....Art Director
Erwin W. Prib....Art Director
Stefan Hauck....Art Director
Yeshim Zolan....Art Director
Peter Chiang....Visual Effects
Heike Hütt....Costume Designer
Anna Von Gwinner....Make-up Artist
Annett Schulze....Make-up Artist
Gabriele Kent-Horspool....Make-up Artist
Linda Melazzo....Make-up Artist
Brian Krijgsman....Visual Effects
Jim Rider....Visual Effects
Mark Dornfeld....Visual Effects
Cast
Ralph Fiennes....Michael Berg
Jeanette Hain....Brigitte
David Kross....Young Michael Berg
Kate Winslet....Hanna Schmitz
Susanne Lothar....Carla Berg
Alissa Wilms....Emily Berg
Florian Bartholomäi....Thomas Berg
Friederike Becht....Angela Berg
Matthias Habich....Peter Berg
Frieder Venus....Doctor
Marie Anne Fliegel....Hanna's Neighbour
Hendrik Arnst....Woodyard Worker
Rainer Sellien....Teacher
Torsten Michaelis....Sports Master
Moritz Grove....Holger
Joachim Tomaschewsky....Stamp Dealer
Barbara Philipp....Waitress
Hans Hohlbein....Clerk
Juergen Tarrach....Gerhard Bade
Kirsten Block....Female Judge
Vijnessa Ferkic....Sophie
Vanessa Berthold....Sophie's Friend
Benjamin Trinks....Holger's Friend
Fritz Roth....Tram Supervisor
Hannah Herzsprung....Julia
Jaqueline Macaulay....Heidelberg Lecturer
Volker Bruch....Dieter
Bruno Ganz....Professor Rohl
Karoline Herfurth....Marthe
Max Mauff....Rudolf
Ludwig Blochberger....Seminar Group Student
Jonas Jägermeyr....Seminar Group Student
Alexander Kasprik....Seminar Group Student
Burghart Klaussner....Judge
Sylvester Groth....Prosecuting Council
Fabian Busch....Hanna's Defence Council
Margarita Broich....Co-Defendant
Marie Gruber....Co-Defendant
Lena Lessing....Co-Defendant
Merelina Kendall....Co-Defendant
Hildegard Schroedter....Co-Defendant
Lena Olin....Rose Mather
Alexandra Maria Lara....Young Ilana Mather
Martin Brambach....Remand Prison Guard #1
Michael Schenk....Remand Prison Guard #2
Ava Eusepi-Harris....Young Julia
Nadja Engel....Mail Room Guard #1
Anne-Kathrin Gummich....Mail Room Guard #2
Carmen-Maja Antoni....Prison Librarian
Petra Hartung....Head Prison Guard
Linda Bassett....Ms. Brenner
Beata Lehmann....Ms. Brenner's Secretary
Heike Hanold-Lynch....Prison Guard
Bettina Scheuritzel....Gate Guard
Robin Lyn Gooch....Ilana's Maid
Lena Olin....Ilana Mather