The English Patient Poster

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: March 25th, 1998

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

Production Co: Miramax Films, J&M Entertainment

Keywords: Emotional, Husband, Soldier, 1930s, Forbidden love, Endearing, Gripping

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Awards

Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Directing
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Film Editing
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Cinematography
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Sound
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Art Direction
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)