The English Patient

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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.

Release details

Rated: R
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anthony Minghella
Screenwriter: Anthony Minghella
Cast: Ralph Fiennes
Juliette Binoche
Willem Dafoe
Kristin Scott Thomas
Naveen Andrews
Colin Firth
Julian Wadham
J├╝rgen Prochnow
Kevin Whately
Clive Merison