Reader, The

Weinstein Company   (2008) / Region A
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Reader, The

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 different distance between truth and reconciliation.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 13 2009
  • Production Year 2008
  • Empire SKU 1456067
  • UPC Code 796019819596
  • Studio  Weinstein Company
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English and Spanish


Deleted Scenes
Adapting A Timeless Masterpiece: Making Of
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


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
    French Dolby Digital 5.1
    English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color



  • Anthony Minghella
  • Sydney Pollack
  • Donna Gigliotti
  • Redmond Morris

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