The English Patient
Anthony Minghella wrote and directed this award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatjes novel about a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. In a field hospital in Italy, Hana, a nurse from Canada, is caring for a pilot who was horribly burned in a plane wreck; he has no identification and cannot remember his name, so hes known simply as the English Patient, thanks to his accent. When the hospital is f-rced to evacuate, Hana determines en route that the patient shouldnt be moved far due to his fragile condition, so the two are left in a monastery to be picked up later. In time, Hana begins to piece together the patients story from the shards of his memories.