The Reader (2008)
Won 1 Oscar, 1 Golden Globe and 1 BAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1080p BDRip | mkv | x265 HEVC (12 bits) @ 2446 Kbps, 25.0 FPS | 1920 x 1080 | 1h 59min | 5.19 GB
2x 5.1 Italian tracks: AC-3 @ 640 Kbps, 16 bits; DTS @ 1509 Kpbs, 24 bits
5.1 English DTS @ 1510 Kbps, 24 bits | Subtitles: English, Italian
Genres: Drama, Romance | Country: Germany, USA
Every now and then a film comes along that seems hand-crafted and fine-tuned for Academy consideration. The Reader – the lone 2008 Best Picture nominee most Oscar-hounds failed to catch during its theatrical run – is just such a film. Both an intense character study and a simmering psychodrama, a provocative morality play and an unrelenting romance, director Stephen Daldry's unsettling post-WWII period piece offers a pair of stirring lead performances, scene after scene of striking cinematography, and an incredibly challenging script that resonates long after the end credits have finished their crawl. While I'm sure its slowburn pacing and ambiguous assertions won't be to everyone's liking, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.