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R| 2 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
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.

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

Director: Anthony Minghella

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

The English Patient (1996)

Release Date: November 6th, 1996|2 hr. 42 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A mesmerizing film that is the most stunning, tempestuous love story in a decade or two of movie making. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The big story here is Kristin Scott Thomas' captivating performance. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A smashing success on its own terms, though as a transcendent love story it lacks the firm foundation in human reality that characterizes Lars Von Trier's superior "Breaking the Waves." show more

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