15 certificateThe English Patient is a Film programme that first aired in 1996 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The English Patient is a 5 star programme

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The English Patient (1996)

Directed by
Anthony Minghella

In the final days of the Second World War, a young nurse (Juliette Binoche) tends to a man dying of horrific burns in a crumbling Italian villa. The doomed patient cannot remember anything about who he is or how he got there, until he sees a battered copy of Herodotus that was found with him. Slowly, through flashbacks, the pieces of his life come together.

He is Count Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), a mapmaker and adventurer, who entered into a fiercely passionate affair with a married woman (Kristin Scott-Thomas) before the war. Their romance plays out against the dusty backdrop of the Sahara, but soon spirals into unimaginable tragedy.

Fantastic performances, spectacular cinematography and flawless directing by the late Anthony Minghella are just a few of the reasons why The English Patient scored an impressive nine Oscars. One of cinema's greatest romantic dramas, it's a real weepie.

Written by ,

Also known as "El Paciente Inglés", "Le patient anglais"

Genre: Film

Production Year: 1996

5/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour

When is The English Patient next on TV?

It's next showing on itv3 October 30th, 11:35pm and on itv3 October 31st, 12:45am. See more...


Image for Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes...Almásy
Image for Juliette BinocheJuliette Binoche...Hana
Image for Willem DafoeWillem Dafoe...Caravaggio
Image for Kristin Scott ThomasKristin Scott Thomas...Katharine Clifton
Image for Naveen AndrewsNaveen Andrews...Kip
Image for Colin FirthColin Firth...Geoffrey Clifton
Julian Wadham...Madox
Image for Jürgen ProchnowJürgen Prochnow...Major Muller
Image for Kevin WhatelyKevin Whately...Hardy
Clive Merrison...Fenelon-Barnes
Nino Castelnuovo...D'Agostino
Hichem Rostom...Fouad
Peter Rühring...Bermann
Geordie Johnson...Oliver
Image for Torri HigginsonTorri Higginson...Mary