Il paziente inglese

Category

Feature films

International title

The English Patient

Country of production

United Kingdom, United States of America

Year

1996

Synopsis

In the last days of the Italian campaign in World War II, Hana, a French-Canadian nurse, obtains permission to serve with her unit in a bombed monastery. Among the patients is a badly burned Hungarian aviator who speaks English but does not remember his name. His only personal effect is a copy of the Stories of Herodotus, with memos and photographs inside, through which he seems to recall excerpts from his past.

Subject

Michael Ondaatje

Direction

Anthony Minghella

Script

Anthony Minghella

Photography

John Seale

Scenography

Stuart Craig, Aurelio Crugnola, Stephenie McMillan

Costumes

Ann Roth, Gary Jones

Original music

Gabriel Yared

Editing

Walter Murch

Cast

Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham, Jürgen Prochnow, Kevin Whately. Nino Castelnuovo, Peter Ruhring, Raymond Coulthard

Producer

Saul Zaentz

Production

Tiger Moth Production

Distributor

Miramax