The English Patient

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Year:
1997
Running time:
162 minutes
Studio:
Miramax International, Miramax US
Territory:
Worldwide
Directed by:
Anthony Minghella
Starring:
Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche
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Description

The sweeping expanses of the Sahara are the setting for a passionate love affair in this adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel. A badly burned man, Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), is tended to by a nurse, Hana (Juliette Binoche), in an Italian monastery near the end of World War II. His past is revealed through flashbacks involving a married Englishwoman (Kristin Scott Thomas) and his work mapping the African landscape. Hana learns to heal her own scars as she helps the dying man.

Genre

Drama

Awards

Academy Awards:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Juliette Binoche 
  • Best Director - Anthony Minghella 
  • Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
  • Best Sound

BAFTA Awards:

  • Best Film
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Juliette Binoche 
  • Best Screenplay - Adapted
  • Best Editing
  • Best Cinematography
  • Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

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