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3.4
2,884 Ratings

The English Patient

Directed by Anthony Minghella
United Kingdom, United States, 1996
Drama, Romance, War

Synopsis

After being badly burned in a plane crash near the tail-end of World War II, a Hungarian cartographer recalls his tales of adventure, political intrigue, and romance to a Canadian nurse in this Oscar-winning epic.

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The English Patient Directed by Anthony Minghella

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1997 | Winner: Best Actress

Academy Awards

1997 | 9 wins including: Best Picture

1997 | 3 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Critics reviews

Movie remains frustratingly lopsided in a way the book apparently is not—judging from the synopsis, Kip has been neutered to the point of near-irrelevance, functioning solely as a hirsute love interest for Binoche’s unfailingly spunky nurse. Which is particularly unfortunate given that the North African flashbacks serve up the most unapologetically swoony and old-fashioned eye-fuck romance of the modern era.
April 03, 2012
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