The English Patient (1996)
"In love, there are no boundaries. "At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
The greatest romance movie of all time? Probably...
I've seen a few movies in my time, but this one is exceptional. You'll have
to watch it more than once to truly appreciate it, it is emotionally very
complex, it explores love and passion at it's most extreme and it's
cinematography is just breathtaking. The character of the Count is
passionate and tragic without him having to raise his voice or indeed leave
his bed, the film is perfectly cast and perfectly acted. The film has a
of mathematical precision and perfection to it which is rare these days. It
combines action, love, tragedy, drama and politics all in one. This movie
unmissable, all the hype surrounding it and all the awards cannot begin to
do it any justice. Hats off to Michael Ondaatje for writing the incredible
book on which it is based.