The English Patient
|Miramax; rental pricing|
|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.