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Vicky Cristina Barcelona/The Reader [DVD]

  • SKU: 19926964
  • Release Date: 03/06/2012
  • Rating: R
  • 5.0 (1)
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
5.0
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

Special Features

  • The Reader - 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

Synopsis

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Woody Allen's romantic drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona stars Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson as best friends Vicky and Cristina. As the movie opens, the pair of twentysomethings travel to Barcelona so that Vicky can work on her post-graduate degree. The two meet the charming artist Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), who offers to take them on a vacation and make love to them. Vicky, being a happily engaged young woman, refuses, but Cristina is eager for this life experience. A love triangle begins to coalesce, and things grow more complicated when Juan Antonio's passionate, unstable ex, Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz), arrives to stay after a suicide attempt. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

The Reader
Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes star in The Hours director Stephen Daldry's haunting period drama concerning the relationship between a 15-year-old German boy and a mysterious woman twice his age, and the way that it grows doubly complex when the man reencounters the woman years later and discovers a shocking truth about her past. Based on author Bernhard Schlink's best-selling novel of the same name, the film opens on the character of Michael Berg (Ralph Fiennes) in middle age -- cold, remote, and emotionally withdrawn. It then moves back in time to 1950s Berlin, where ailing teenager Michael (now played by David Kross) has fallen ill with fever, and is discovered in the street by Hanna, a woman in her thirties. After Michael recovers, the two immediately lapse into a torrid affair and Michael falls prey to the confusion of his own burgeoning sexuality. Their liaisons are often marked by Hanna's request that Michael read to her (hence the title). Later, when Michael returns to Hanna's flat and finds it deserted, her absence becomes an emotional blow for which he is completely unprepared, and indeed, scarred for life. The film then moves forward in time by eight years. Michael -- now a law student -- walks into a courtroom and comes across Hanna, one of a series of Nazi prison guards being tried for murderous war crimes during World War II. As he watches her on the witness stand, memories of their past experiences together bring him to the point of realization concerning a startling, long-buried truth about Hanna -- and Michael knows that if he divulges this information, it could modify the prison sentence handed out and dramatically alter her fate. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Scarlett Johansson
    Scarlett Johansson - Cristina
  • Penélope Cruz
    Penélope Cruz - Maria Elena
  • Javier Bardem
    Javier Bardem - Juan Antonio
  • Rebecca Hall
    Rebecca Hall - Vicky
  • Patricia Clarkson
    Patricia Clarkson - Judy Nash

Overall Customer Rating

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