The English Patient

The English Patient

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Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche lead this 1996 Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards, a war drama following a nurse who takes in, and cares for, a badly injured plane crash victim. The life and romances of Count Almásy, a Hungarian map maker, are told in a series of flashbacks as he lays gravely wounded. The film took an additional eight Oscars, including Best Director and Best Supporting Actress for Binoche.

Awards

9 Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actress (Binoche) at the 1997 Academy Awards; Best Picture and Original Score at the 1997 Golden Globes; 6 BAFTAs including Best Film, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actress (Binoche) at the 1997 BAFTA Awards

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Drama, Romance, War

155mins

Rating: M Violence & offensive language

USA, UK

Official Site

Roger Ebert

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The kind of movie you can see twice--first for the questions, the second time for the answers.

Washington Post

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Awash in heart-rending emotions and gorgeous images, this is a movie to lose yourself in.

Variety (USA)

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A respectable, intelligent but less than stirring adaptation of an imposingly dense and layered novel.

New York Times

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A stunning feat of literary adaptation as well as a purely cinematic triumph.