The English Patient

The English Patient

DVD - 2004
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During World War II, a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash. The British allies care for him and the dangerous secrets from his past come to light.

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alicat1
Jul 17, 2019

Academy award film includes excellent behind the scenes documentary.

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CeuL8r
Mar 29, 2019

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

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pca73macdonald
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!

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PRatnayake
Dec 29, 2018

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

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ms_mustard
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.

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enigo68
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.

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LittleNoName
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"?

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jennawhit
Jan 26, 2016

Truly a masterpiece. Ralph Fiennes is a brilliant actor.

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akirakato
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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LittleNoName
Jul 13, 2016

Subtitles are a bit small, yellow with no background

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