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Contributor(s): Zaentz, Saul [pro] | Minghella, Anthony [drt, aus] | Fiennes, Ralph [act] | Binoche, Juliette [act] | Dafoe, Willem [act] | Scott-Thomas, Kristin [act] | Andrews, Naveen [act] | Firth, Colin [act] | Wadham, Julian [act] | Prochnow, Jürgen [act] | Ondaatje, Michael. English patient | Miramax Films | Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: [United States] : Lions Gate, Description: 1 videodisc (162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Ordnance disposal units -- Great Britain -- Drama | Geographers -- Great Britain -- Drama | Thieves -- Drama | Spies -- Drama | Nurses -- Drama | Love -- Drama | Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 -- Italia -- Teatro | Enfermeras -- Teatro | Amor -- Teatro | Jilf al Kabir Plateau (Egypt) -- Drama | Florence (Italy) -- History -- DramaDDC classification: 791.43/72
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Release date: Jan. 31, 2012.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996.
Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje
Special features: Audio commentaries with screenwriter/director Anthony Minghella, producer Saul Zaentz, and author Michael Ondaatje; About Michael Ondaatje; From novel to screenplay: Interviews with cast and crew; The formidable Saul Zaentz; A historical look at the real Count Almasy; Filmmaker conversations with Anthony Minghella, Saul Zaentz, Michael Ondaatje, and film editor Walter Murch; The work of Stuart Craig, production designer; The eyes of Phil Bray, still photographer; Master class with Anthony Minghella: Deleted scenes; CBS documentary: The making of The English patient.
Miramax Films presents a Saul Zaentz production, an Anthony Minghella film ; screenplay by Anthony Minghella ; produced by Saul Zaentz ; directed by Anthony Minghella.
Director of photography, John Seale ; editor, Walter Murch ; music, Gabriel Yared ; costume designer, Ann Roth ; production designer, Stuart Craig.
Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham, Jürgen Prochnow.
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.
MPAA rating: R; sexuality, some violence and language.
Blu-ray disc, region A, widescreen (16x9, 1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 DTS-HD master audio; 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.
English dialogue; Spanish or English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Winner, 1997 Academy Awards for Best Picture (Saul Zaentz); Best Director (Anthony Minghella); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Juliette Binoche); Best Cinematography (John Seale); Best Film Editing (Walter Murch); Best Music, Original Dramatic Score (Gabriel Yared); Best Sound (Walter Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker, Christopher Newman); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Stuart Craig, Stephanie McMillan); Best Costume Design (Ann Roth).