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.
7 March 2007 | Amy Adler
10 | One of the greatest achievements in all of cinema, peerlessly beautiful
Count Laszlo (Ralph Fiennes) has just been transferred to a hospital in Italy during World War II. He is horrifically ...
Juliette Binoche knew she wanted to be in the film the minute she read the scene when Kip shows Hana the fresco paintings on the walls of a church.
Promise me you'll come back for me.
Almásy: I promise, I'll come back for you. I promise, I'll never leave you.
Hana has to cut her hair with a knife but, somehow, has cleanly shaved armpits. Very unlikely both for the time the film takes place and for the difficult conditions she is facing.
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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