The English Patient

1 win

Academy Awards®

$78m

DBO

$153m

FBO
15 1996 162 minutes Facebook

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.

Credits

Awards

1997 Berlin International Film Festival

Winner

  • Silver Berlin Bear

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

1997 Academy Awards

Winner

  • Best Picture

1997 Academy Awards

Winner

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

Nominated

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

Featured Clips

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

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

Under the guise of being a concerned neighbor from her homeland, Caravaggio comes to the monastery where Hana is caring for Almasy. In this scene: Hana (Juliette Binoche), David Caravaggio (Willem Dafoe)

The English Patient - Dance With Me

The English Patient - Dance With Me

After watching Katherine dance with another man, Almasy can no longer contain his jealousy. In this scene: Katharine Clifton (Kristin Scott Thomas), Count Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes)

The English Patient - I'm in Love with Ghosts

The English Patient - I'm in Love with Ghosts

In the middle of the night, Caravaggio first comforts then confronts Hana about Almasy's true nature. In this scene: Count Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), Hana (Juliette Binoche), David Caravaggio (Willem Dafoe)

The English Patient - So Few Adjectives

The English Patient - So Few Adjectives

Immediately upon arriving in the desert, Katherine begins teasing Almasy about his terse writing style. In this scene: Count Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), Katharine Clifton (Kristin Scott Thomas), Geoffrey Clifton (Colin Firth)

The English Patient - I'll Probably Marry Him

The English Patient - I'll Probably Marry Him

While playing the piano, Hana's interrupted by a soldier in a turban who swears they've met before. In this scene: Hana (Juliette Binoche), Kip (Naveen Andrews), David Caravaggio (Willem Dafoe), Count Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes)

The English Patient - A Woman is Dying

The English Patient - A Woman is Dying

During his pursuit of aid for a wounded Katherine, Almasy is taken prison by unreasonable British soldiers. In this scene: Count Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes)

The English Patient - Don't Cut Me

The English Patient - Don't Cut Me

Discovered to be an Allied spy, Caravaggio must pay a gruesome price for his freedom. In this scene: David Caravaggio (Willem Dafoe), Count Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes)

The English Patient - Are You German?

The English Patient - Are You German?

Now in the care of a British medical unit, a badly burned Almasy can only seems sure of one thing about his life before his accident. In this scene: Count Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), Hana (Juliette Binoche)

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

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

Caravaggio finally confronts Almasy about his involvement in the events that led to the loss of his thumbs. In this scene: Hana (Juliette Binoche), David Caravaggio (Willem Dafoe), Count Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes)

The English Patient - Sandstorm

The English Patient - Sandstorm

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)

The English Patient - Official Trailer (HD)

The English Patient - Official Trailer (HD)

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, 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,â€ù 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. Starring, in alphabetical order: Colin Firth, Juliette Binoche, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe

Now Playing: The English Patient - I Don't Need To Be Looked After
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe

Under the guise of being a concerned neighbor from her homeland, Caravaggio comes to the monastery where Hana is caring for Almasy. In this scene: Hana (Juliette Binoche), David Caravaggio (Willem Dafoe)