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The English Patient

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Summary:
Set in North Africa and Italy during the late 1930's and early '40's, "The English Patient" is an epic drama of two haunting love stories that unfolds against a background of international upheaval. Through the prism of war, and of love and friendship, various themes -- of fidelity, adultery, nationality and betrayals -- are dramatized and explored. The story, based on Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel, is told elliptically, through the histories of four characters who find themselves in a ruined monastery in Italy at the end of World War II. Slowly they reveal themselves and, in the process, the true identity of the English patient -- the unknown survivor of a plane shot down ov... Full Summary >>

Cast

Ralph Fiennes - (Almasy)
Juliette Binoche - (Hana)
Willem Dafoe - (Caravaggio)
Kristin Thomas - (Katharine Clifton)
Naveen Andrews - (Kip)

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