In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.

  1. Anthony Minghella

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Michael Ondaatje


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ralph Fiennes

    Ralph Fiennes

    Count László de Almásy

  2. Juliette Binoche

    Juliette Binoche


  3. Willem Dafoe

    Willem Dafoe

    David Caravaggio

  4. Kristin Scott Thomas

    Kristin Scott Thomas

    Katharine Clifton

  5. Naveen Andrews

    Naveen Andrews

    Sikh Kip

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The English Patient
The English Patient



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 14, 1996


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 42m

Budget $27,000,000.00

Revenue $231,976,425.00

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