The English Patient

Miramax; rental pricing
Feature; R
Director: Anthony Minghella
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas and Juliette Binoche

This twisting, luminous love story deservedly swept the 1996 Oscars. A count (Fiennes) lies in a hospital under the care of an ethereal nurse (Binoche) and tries to recall, in fits and starts, his life. Most often, the patient's recollections unspool an illicit affair with a sensual adventuress (Scott Thomas). An absolute must-see, this epic drama artfully achieves that rare balance between childlike wonder and adult passion.