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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.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria DVD 821 (Text) 37521530630591 AMPL Adult DVD Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch AWARD OSCAR 1996 (Text) 39391006763062 Award - DVD R-rated Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello DVD ENGLISH (Text) 37743002182873 Adult Video DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (162 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment, [2004?]

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996.
Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje.
Special Features: Master Class With Screenwriter and Director Anthonly Minghella-Deleted Scenes -- The Making Of The English Patient -- A Historical Look At the Real Count Almasy -- Two Feature Commentary Tracks With the Filmmakers -- From Novel To Screenplay -- The Formidable Saul Zaentz -- About Author Michael Ondaatje -- Filmmaker Conversations -- And Much, Much More.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, John Seale ; film editor, Walter Murch ; original music composed by Gabriel Yared ; costume designer, Ann Roth ; production designer, Stuart Craig.
Participant or Performer Note: Ralph Fiennes (Almásy), Juliette Binoche (Hana), Willem Dafoe (Caravaggio), Kristin Scott Thomas (Katharine Clifton), Naveen Andrews (Kip), Colin Firth (Geoffrey Clifton), Julian Wadham (Madox), Jürgen Prochnow (Major Muller), Kevin Whately (Hardy), Clive Merrison (Fenelon-Barnes), Nino Castelnuovo (D'Agostino), Hichem Rostom (Fouad), Peter Rühring (Bermann).
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: rated R for sexuality, some violence and language.
System Details Note: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; DTS 5.1 Digital surround sound, Dolby Digital surround sound; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in Spanish and French; closed-captioned.
Awards Note: Oscar winner, 1996
Subject: Ondaatje, Michael, 1943- > Film and video adaptations.
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.
Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 > Italia > Teatro.
Enfermeras > Teatro.
Amor > Teatro.
Jilf al Kabir Plateau (Egypt) > Drama.
Florence (Italy) > History > Drama.
Genre: Romantic plays.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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