The English Patient (Miramax Collector's Edition)

by Anthony Minghella (Director)

Other authorsMichael Ondaatje (Writer), Anthony Minghella (Writer), Ralph Fiennes (Actor), Willem Dafoe (Actor), Naveen Andrews (Actor), Juliette Binoche (Actor), Harvey Weinstein (Producer), Bob Weinstein (Producer), Saul Zaentz (Producer), Kristin Scott Thomas (Actor), Alessandro von Norman (Producer)1 more, Paul Zaentz (Producer)
DVD, 2013

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Miramax Lionsgate (2011), Edition: Miramax Collector's Edition


At the end of World War II, a mysterious, horribly burned man who claims not to remember his name, known only as the "English patient," lies near death in an Italian villa. He is cared for by a quietly desperate young nurse, Hana, herself a victim of the war. With her at the villa are Kip, a young Sikh bomb-disposal expert, and a shadowy thief with bandaged hands named Caravaggio. The key to the burned man's past may lie in his commonplace book, a volume of Herodotus, and its intimations of the sacred whirlwind of a great, mysterious, passionate, and tragically doomed love, which trapped two unsuspecting people, forever.

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LibraryThing member StMargarets
WW2: a badly-burned pilot, known only as 'the English patient', is cared for by Canadian nurse Hana. As the dying patient's memory returns, his and other stories unfold.


Academy Award (Nominee — Best Actress — 1996)
Golden Globe Award (Winner — Motion Picture - Drama AND Best Original Score - Motion Picture — 1997)
Critics' Choice Movie Awards (Winner — Best Screenplay — 1996)


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