Bernhard Schlink

DVD Review: The Reader

Don’t let the decidedly “literary” title (i.e. “non-cinematic”) fool you: The Reader is an exquisitely imagistic film experience. Directed by Stephen Daldry from a screenplay by David Hare, The Reader synthesizes gritty realism and tenebrous tenderness in translating the internationally renowned book by Bernhard Schlink to celluloid.