R | | Drama, Romance, War
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.
Saul Zaentz provided $6,000,000 of the budget himself in return for a guarantee he would get final cut.
Could I have a cigarette?
Hana: Are you crazy?
Almásy: Why... why are you so determined to keep me alive?
Hana: Because I'm a nurse.
Shot of Jeep/truck wheel stuck in the sand shows it has a radial tyre, which were not introduced in Europe until 1948.
Disclaimer in end credits: "While a number of the characters who appear in this film are based on historical figures, and while many of the areas described - such as the Cave of Swimmers and its surrounding desert - exist and were explored in the 1930s, it is important to stress that this story is a fiction and that the portraits of the characters who appear in it are fictional, as are some of the events and journeys."
English, German, Italian, Arabic
$278,439 (USA) (15 November 1996)
$78,651,430 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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