The English Patient

The English Patient

DVD - 2004?
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At the end of World War II, a mysterious, horribly burned man who claims not to remember his name, known only as the "English patient," lies near death in an Italian villa. He is cared for by a quietly desperate young nurse, Hana, herself a victim of the war. With her at the villa are Kip, a young Sikh bomb-disposal expert, and a shadowy thief with bandaged hands named Caravaggio. The key to the burned man's past may lie in his commonplace book, a volume of Herodotus, and its intimations of the sacred whirlwind of a great, mysterious, passionate, and tragically doomed love, which trapped two unsuspecting people, forever.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004?], c1996
ISBN: 9780788853395
Branch Call Number: DVD ENGLISH
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jul 17, 2019

Academy award film includes excellent behind the scenes documentary.

Mar 29, 2019

This film contains one of the most romantic scenes in movie history and you'll know it when you see it.

Mar 13, 2019

I truly enjoyed this novel and the movie-excellent acting but honestly one of the most heart-wrenching love stories and really graphic-the love scenes were wonderful and very well acted although must have been difficult and the cinematography and directing just "wow"-but just sorry to say-brutal death and dying scenes but the book and movie not kidding I was unable to put the book down, read it several times and watched the movie many times and just adore Mr. R. Fiennes acting and Mrs. K. Scott-Thomas's acting/actressing ! I am a huge fan of both and Mr. W. Dafoe's acting-there were so many fine actors/actresses-some not named it was excellent!

Dec 29, 2018

Amazing love story. The book is more thrilling and entertaining, I guess.

Nov 12, 2016

having seen bits and pieces of this film over the years, I finally watched from start to finish and am glad I did.

an engaging mix of malice, romance and mystery.

Sep 03, 2016

This movie is the worst. The protagonist is a Nazi collaborator sleeping with his (British) commander's wife. The cinematography was nice, but it can't make up for a terrible story.

Jul 13, 2016

What a long movie & I had a hard time watching it. Think I will give it a try anorher time, but for now I must return it as its due & has a hold. Will update when I re-borrow!

dgeorgia Feb 16, 2016

Absolutely boring and a waste of time. I will give the movie credit for the filmography. Considering that the movie was filmed in 1996, the movie holds up well to high definition t.v. where it relates to the special effects. I was left wondering though: "how come this movie won so many awards"?

Jan 26, 2016

Truly a masterpiece. Ralph Fiennes is a brilliant actor.

Jul 27, 2015

This is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje.
The film follows four dissimilar people brought together at an Italian villa during the Italian Campaign of World War II.
One of those people is an unrecognisably burned man—--the titular patient, whose story occurs during the North African Campaign and centres on the incremental revelations of the patient's actions prior to his injuries, and the emotional effects of these revelations on the other characters.
Although it is a powerful and moving story, I don't really understand why the "English patient" comes to love Katharine so much.
The film does fail to depict this puzzle because Katharine doesn't interest me at all.

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Jul 13, 2016

Subtitles are a bit small, yellow with no background


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