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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ralph Fiennes
Juliette Binoche
Willem Dafoe
Kristin Scott Thomas
Directors
Anthony Minghella
Screenwriters
Michael Ondaatje
Running Time
160 minutes

The English Patient
Ralph Fiennes plays the badly burned airman with a story to tell.


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Plot
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.


Verdict
It does not deserve limitless adoration. Just quiet, reasoned admiration.


Reviewed by Christopher Hemblade

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