Definition of The English Patient from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


The English Patient

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a popular and successful film (1996), directed by Anthony Minghella. It is set mainly in World War II, and is about a dying Hungarian man who remembers a love affair he had with an English woman. The film was based on a book of the same name (1991) by Michael Ondaatje, and won seven Oscars. The main actors are Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristin Scott Thomas.