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The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje. The film, written for the screen and directed by Anthony Minghella, won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Ondaatje worked closely with the filmmakers.
Set before and during World War II, The English Patient is a story of love, fate, misunderstanding and healing. Told in a series of flashbacks, the film can best be explained by unwinding it into its two chronological phases.
Awards and honors
1996 Academy Awards: Won, Best Picture; Won, Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Juliette Binoche; Won, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Stuart Craig and Stephanie McMillan; Won, Best Cinematography (John Seale); Won, Best Costume Design (Ann Roth); Won, Best Director (Anthony Minghella);Won, Best Film Editing (Walter Murch); Won, Best Original Score (Gabriel Yared); Won, Best Sound (Walter Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker, and Christopher Newman);
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