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The English Patient (1996) Movie Information

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Romance, War





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Anthony Minghella


Juliette Binoche
Ralph Fiennes
Juliette Binoche
Kristin Scott Thomas
Colin Firth





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Towards the end of WWII a burn victim is tended to by a nurse who learns of his romantic story as he tries to recover from a mysterious accident.

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mitchellyoung 02/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An epic retelling of a love story that rivals Casablanca and Dr. Zhivago in scale, told in lush cinematography and rich historical setting. It may feel long to some (and it is!), but the characters and vulnerability of the scenes are touching and engrossing.

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Rich 09/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I'm going to have to disagree with the majority on this one and instead stand with Elaine from Seinfeld, "Quit telling your stupid story, about the stupid desert, and just die already! Die!!!" This is one long, boring movie. Though I do love all these actors (Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, etc.), I couldn't buy into the characters or the sappy storyline. This is one of those award winners I just don't get. Pure cliched commercialism if you ask me.

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PsychoKing1227 08/24/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A beautiful movie about the power of love and teh detriments of war.

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Ichabod Crane 02/13/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Too long for sure and only mildly interesting. The film really is just a romance and should probably been only that because the war stuff does not really work at all. You never really get an idea of any of it. You only get little pieces and find it completely fails on that part. If you like romances though you probably will like it seems.

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06/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Just lovely

I am no fan of romance, but my mom forced me to see this movie and I was not disappointed.

The movie is about an explorer (Ralph Fiennes) who crashes with his plane, shot by nazis, and recovers in Italy while under the help of a young nurse (Juilette Binoche) who has lost her best friend and moves into an unused castle where she takes care of the explorer. There he tells her his story...

The movie was awarded with NINE academy awards. Including "Best Picture" and "Best Director", which I find fair. This movie is directed sooo lovely and beautiful. The directors name is Anthony Minghella who also directed "The talented Mr. Ripley", which was a great movie. Unfortunately, mr. Minghella is dead now.
The cinematography is also beautiful. So is the art direction and the score.


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11/17/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - The English Patient (1996)

After Count Laszlo de Almásy (Ralph Fiennes) was severely burned in a plane crash, Hana (Juliette Binoche) came to his side to nurse him. He recalls how his fate came to be in the Best Picture winning film, "The English Patient."

Both Binoche and Naveen Andrews (as Kip) give excellent performances, and Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas (as Katharine Clifton) create a marvelous connection as victims of love. All of the acting in this film is wonderful really.

The make-up done for Almásy's burns is absolutely fantastic. The wounds seem real enough to feel true pain for him. There are many great visuals in the film as well. Lots of beautiful sand dunes and skies.

I feel like I'm not really doing this film justice, as it really is better than I'm letting on. I think its given score su...

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