I was late to work today, was watching “The English Patient” last night. A novel by Michael Ondaatje / Sri Lankan-Canadian novelist/ that become a film in 1996 /directed by Anthony Minghella/. Haunting and harrowing, as beautiful as it is disturbing, The English Patient tells the story of the entanglement of four damaged lives in an Italian monastery as the second world war ends. The exhausted nurse, Hana; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burn victim who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal and rescue illuminate this book like flashes of sheet lightning. The English patient, a man who is both a riddle and a provocation to his companions—and whose memories of suffering, rescue, and betrayal illuminate this story like flashes of heat lightning.
Just a story about life and love and lose. As it is! Strongly recommended. If you have difficulties to find the film, i’ll give you mine /an original version without stupid translation/. Here is the official trailer and script.