THE READER – DVD 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 Brigtte Broch
  • Theatrical Trailer

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 Friendman, Fox News) about the difficult distance between truth and reconciliation.

Actors:
  Ralph Fiennes
  Kate Winslet
  Lena Olin
  Jeanette Hain
  Bruno Ganz
  David Kross

Writers:
  David Hare

Producers:
  Sydney Pollack
  Anthony Minghella
  Donna Gigliotti
  Redmond Morris

Directors:
  Stephen Daldry