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The English Patient (1996)
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Anthony Minghella
Ralph Fiennes Juliette Binoche Willem Dafoe
2h 42m
"The English Patient" (1996), directed by Anthony Minghella, is a sweeping romantic drama set against the backdrop of World War II. The film unfolds as a nurse, played by Juliette Binoche, cares for a severely burned and unnamed patient, portrayed by Ralph Fiennes. As the patient gradually recovers, he begins to recount his tumultuous past—a passionate love affair in North Africa with Katharine Clifton, played by Kristin Scott Thomas. The narrative weaves together themes of love, betrayal, and the impact of war, creating a visually stunning and emotionally evocative cinematic experience. "The English Patient" received critical acclaim and won multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture.