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The English Patient

The story itself is adapted from a novel by Michael Ondaatje focusing on the last days and recollections of a horribly burned Hungarian, Count Ladislaus Almasy, who lies dying in an Italian monastery, tended by a Canadian army nurse who has left her regiment to care for him. Present and past intertwine, as the dying man remembers his tragic affair with a beautiful English-woman. Themes of mortality, faithfulness and betrayal run in parallel, and prompt searching questions.

Mr David Horrocks

The English Patient Cert. 15

Anthony Minghella has directed a remarkable film. Acclaimed by the critics, it was no surprise when it won nine Oscars. An intricate story-line, strong and sensitive acting, inspiring photography and a moving musical score are combined in a masterpiece.