Directed by Anthony Minghella, THE ENGLISH PATIENT was based on the novel of the same name by Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje. It won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Beginning in the 1930′s, “The English Patient” tells the story of Count Almásy (RALPH FIENNES) who is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics that is later revealed in a series of flashbacks while Almásy is on his death bed after being horribly burned in a plane crash.
The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche, William Dafoe and Colin Firth.
Extras: Commentary with Director / Commentary with Director, producer, author / About Michael Ondaatje / From Novel to Screenplay / The Formidable Saul Zaentz / A Historical Look at the real count almasy / A conversation with Anthony Minghella / A conversation with Saul Zaentz / A conversation with Michael Ondaatje / A conversation with Walter Murch.
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