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The English Patient

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Original title
The English Patient
Running time
162 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Anthony Minghella. Novel: Michael Ondaatje
Gabriel Yared
John Seale
Miramax, Saul Zaentz production
Romance. Drama. Adventure | II World War. Africa. Melodrama. Romantic Drama
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
Rankings Position
1996: 9 Academy Awards, including Movie, Director & Supp. Actress (Binoche). 12 Nom.
1996: 2 Golden Globes: Best Movie: Drama, OST. 7 Nominations
1996: 6 BAFTA Awards, including Best Movie, Cinematography, Editing. 13 Nom.
1996: Nominated for Cesar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1996: National Board of Review: 2 Awards: Supporting Actress (Binoche & Scott Thomas)
1996: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Director and Best Screenplay. 3 Nominations
1996: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography
1996: Satellite Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography & Score
1997: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
1997: European Film Awards: Best Actress (Binoche) & Cinematography
1997: Nominated for Goya: Best European Movie
1996: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
1996: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1996: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1996: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 4 Nom. inc. Best Performance by Cast in a Motion Picture
1996: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Cinematography. 3 Nominations
1996: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Cinematography
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