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Format: DVD
Sku: 220582681
UPC: 031398138136
UPC 14: 00031398138136
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Editor's Note
THE ENGLISH PATIENT is an epic, sweeping adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's richly layered, WWII-era novel chronicling two periods in the life of European explorer Count Laszlo Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), whose torrid affair with a colleague's wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) is countered by the beginning of the war, allegations of Nazi sympathies, and disfiguring injuries. The patient's stay at the ruins of an Italian monastery under the care of an emotionally injured French-Canadian nurse (Juliette Binoche, who won an Oscar for the role) serves as a framing device for his intriguing story. Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella directs this film that is at once incredibly modern and a well-crafted throwback to classic Hollywood epics of yesteryear.
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/17/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 96 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1996
Video UPC UPC: 00031398138136
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Sebastian Sherlock
Video Cast Info Phillipa Day
Video Cast Info Roger Morlidge
Video Cast Info Sebastian Rudolph
Video Cast Info Juliette Binoche
Video Cast Info Anthony Smee
Video Cast Info Gregor Truter
Video Cast Info Julian Wadham
Video Cast Info Lusa Repo-Martell
Video Cast Info Ralph Fiennes
Video Cast Info Abdellatif Hamrouni
Video Cast Info Naveen Andrews
Video Cast Info Raymond Coulthard
Video Cast Info Paul Kant
Video Cast Info Philip Whitchurch
Video Cast Info Thoraya Sehill
Video Cast Info Hichem Rostom
Video Cast Info Sondess Belhassen
Video Cast Info Salah Miled
Video Cast Info Kristin Scott Thomas
Video Cast Info Torri Higginson
Video Cast Info Jason Done
Video Cast Info Sebastian Schipper
Video Cast Info Colin Firth
Video Cast Info Sonia Mankai
Video Cast Info Amanda Walker
Video Cast Info Clive Merrison
Video Cast Info Rim Turki
Video Cast Info Kevin Whately
Video Cast Info Habib Chetoui
Video Cast Info Geordie Johnson
Video Cast Info Fritz Eggert
Video Cast Info Willem Dafoe
Video Cast Info Michael Ferguson
Video Cast Info Dominic Mafham
Video Cast Info Peter Ruhring
Video Cast Info Lee Ross
Video Cast Info J├╝rgen Prochnow
Video Cast Info Samy Azaiez
Video Cast Info Nino Castelnuovo
Video Cast Info Stuart Craig - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Ann Roth - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Gabriel Yared - Composer
Video Cast Info Walter Murch - Editor
Video Cast Info David Parker - Sound Re-Recording
Video Cast Info John Seale - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Anthony Minghella - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Saul Zaentz - Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Ondaatje - Story
Video Cast Info Anthony Minghella - Director
Plot Summary
Set during World War II, this film adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel concerns a horribly scarred, amnesiac mapmaker (Ralph Fiennes) who is found by Bedouins in the desert and then transported to Italy. When Allied nurse Hana (Juliette Binoche) devotes herself to caring for the mysterious patient in an abandoned monastery, his story of a intense love affair with a colleague's wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) begins to unfold in a series of flashbacks. Hana, meanwhile, faces her own demons and explores her attraction to a Sikh bomb expert (Naveen Andrews). Tensions escalate at the monastery following the appearance of Caravaggio (Willem Dafoe), a thumbless thief who knows the identity of the mysterious patient.

Anthony Minghella's (TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY) award winning epic is beautifully filmed with awe-inspiring scenery that includes sweeping desert vistas, crowded village markets, and serene Tuscany roads. The superb supporting cast, which includes Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth and Naveen Andrews, matches flawless performances by Fiennes, Thomas, and Binoche.

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Minghella proves that a movie love story can be smart, principled and provoking, and still sweep you away..." 11/28/1996 p.142

Variety
"...Respectable, intelligent....With its exotic, tapestry-like backgrounds, this is a picture of resplendently textured, sensuous surfaces..." 11/11/1996

Los Angeles Times
"...A mesmerizing romantic epic....THE ENGLISH PATIENT captivates as only the grandest and most consuming passions can..." 11/15/1996 p.F1

Chicago Sun-Times
"...This poetic, evocative film version of the famous novel by Michael Ondaatje circles down through layers of mystery until all of the puzzle in the story have been solved..." 11/22/1996 p.38

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