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The English Patient

Duration :

162

Summary: Winner of nine 1996 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director (Anthony Minghella). The life of a Hungarian mapmaker--who is slowly dying after being badly burned in a plane crash--is revealed to a compassionate Italian nurse in this World War II-era epic. Count Laszlo Almasy (Ralph Fiennes) of Hungary was a mapmaker charting the desert for Great Britain when he encountered a newlywed wife with whom he began a passionate affair. These events, which unfolded against the backdrop of World War II, are relived to a devoted Italian nurse who treats Almasy...while realizing a romance of her own. With Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham and Jurgen Prochnow. Directed by Anthony Minghella; screenplay by Anthony Minghella, based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje. (R) (AL,N,V)

CAST : Ralph Fiennes,Juliette Binoche,Willem Dafoe,Kristin Scott Thomas,Naveen Andrews,Colin Firth,Julian Wadham,Jurgen Prochnow

PRODUCER : Saul Zaentz,Bob Weinstein,Harvey Weinstein,Scott Greenstein

WRITER : Anthony Minghella,Michael Ondaatje

DIRECTOR : Anthony Minghella

Genre : Drama