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The English Patient
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Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes
Count Laszlo de Almásy
Willem Dafoe Willem Dafoe
David Caravaggio
Kristin Scott Thomas Kristin Scott Thomas
Katharine Clifton
Colin Firth Colin Firth
Geoffrey Clifton
Jürgen Prochnow Jürgen Prochnow
Major Muller


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Anthony Minghella Anthony Minghella
(screenplay)


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The heart is an organ of fire.

7 years, 9 months ago at Sep 23 11:18
9 votes
''New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything. For the heart is an organ of fire.''

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Ralph Fiennes: Count Laszlo de Almásy

The late Anthony Minghella's The English Patient(1996) ... read more

A very good movie

5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 1 15:11
9 votes
To be honest, when I first heard of this movie, I thought it seemed to a terribly cheesy romantic feature. On top of that, it seemed to be another shameless attempts from the Weinstein brothers to sweep the Oscars, an attempt which was this time successful since it managed to win 9 Oscars including the Best Picture. So, with this in mind, I was rather skeptical at first but I still wanted to check... read more

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4 years, 8 months ago at Oct 8 10:55
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9 Academy Awards Winner, including the best film. One of the best movie of 20th Century, most unabashed and powerful love stories, using flawless performances, intelligent dialogue, crisp camera work, and loaded glances to attain a level of emotional connection that many similar films miss.
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Beginning in the 1930's, "The English Patient" tells the story of Count Almásy who is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics that is later revealed in a series of flashbacks while Almásy is on his death bed after being horribly burned in a plane crash.
Release date: 6 December 1996
UPC: 717951000286
Tags: Drama (28), War (23), Romance (21), WWII (13), Africa (11), 1996 (10), 1990s (10), Desert (10), Italy (10), Tragedy (9), Betrayal (9), Infidelity (9), Adventure (8), World War II (8), North Africa (8), (7), Christmas (7), Drawing (7), Adultery (7), Egypt (7)
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