The English Patient

TitleThe English Patient
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsMinghella, Anthony
Running Time162 min
Date Released11/1996
DistributorMiramax Films
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng, ger, ita, ara

Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, this internationally acclaimed film explores love, loss, and memory during World War II. French-Canadian nurse Hana cares for a badly burned man, known as the English patient, in an abandoned Italian villa toward the end of the war. His memories of his previous life slowly come back, coinciding with the arrival of a former intelligence officer, also a Canadian. The English patient's account of his love affair with a British woman mirrors the one between Hana and an Indian Sikh soldier and reveals why the intelligence officer is on a quest for revenge. 


Ralph Fiennes

Juliette Binoche

Willem Dafoe

Kristin Scott Thomas

Naveen Andrews

Colin Firth

Julian Wadham

Jürgen Prochnow

Kevin Whately

Clive Merrison

Nino Castelnuovo

Hichem Rostom

Peter Rühring


produced by Saul Zaentz

directed by Anthony Minghella

screenplay by Anthony Minghella

cinematography by John Seale

edited by Walter Murch

original music composed by Gabriel Yared

costume design by Ann Roth

production design by Stuart Craig


Drama, Romance, War

Translated Titleبیمار انگلیسی
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