The English Patient

The English Patient

Synopsis

Anthony Minghella wrote and directed this award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel about a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. In a field hospital in Italy, Hana (Juliette Binoche), a nurse from Canada, is caring for a pilot who was horribly burned in a plane wreck; he has no identification and cannot remember his name, so he's known simply as "the English Patient," thanks to his accent. When the hospital is forced to evacuate, Hana determines en route that the patient shouldn't be moved far due to his fragile condition, so the two are left in a monastery to be picked up later. In time, Hana begins to piece together the patient's story from the shards of his memories.

The English Patient

Awards

1997 Academy Awards

Winner

  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Director
  • Best Actress - Supporting Role
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Picture
  • Best Editing
  • Best Art Direction

Nominated

  • Best Screenplay - Adaptation
  • Best Actress - Leading Role
  • Best Actor - Leading Role

Awards

1997 Golden Globes

Winner

  • Best Original Score
  • Best Film - Drama

Nominated

  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Actress - Supporting Role
  • Best Actress - Drama
  • Best Actor - Drama
  • Best Director

Awards

1997 Berlin International Film Festival

Winner

  • Silver Berlin Bear

Featured Clips

The English Patient - Sandstorm

The English Patient - Sandstorm

The English Patient - I Don't Need To Be Looked After

The English Patient - I Don't Need To Be Looked After

The English Patient - So Few Adjectives

The English Patient - So Few Adjectives

The English Patient - When I had Thumbs and You had a Face

The English Patient - When I had Thumbs and You had a Face

The English Patient - I'll Probably Marry Him

The English Patient - I'll Probably Marry Him

The English Patient - Are You German?

The English Patient - Are You German?

The English Patient - Dance With Me

The English Patient - Dance With Me

The English Patient - I'm in Love with Ghosts

The English Patient - I'm in Love with Ghosts

The English Patient - A Woman is Dying

The English Patient - A Woman is Dying

The English Patient - Don't Cut Me

The English Patient - Don't Cut Me

The English Patient - Official Trailer (HD)

The English Patient - Official Trailer (HD)

Now Playing: The English Patient - Sandstorm
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Ralph Fiennes

In the aftermath of a terrible sandstorm, Katherine uncovers a different side of Almasy. In this scene: Katharine Clifton (Kristin Scott Thomas), Count Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes)