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.
Almost every reverse angle shot following a desert vista was done on a soundstage due to budgetary constraints.
Promise me you'll come back for me.
Almásy: I promise, I'll come back for you. I promise, I'll never leave you.
When the British soldiers are discussing getting through the mountains, one says, "The Bell maps show a way," to which another replies, "Let's hope he was right." In fact Bell was Gertrude Bell, the first woman to be hired as a British military intelligence officer.
The producer and director wish to thank The Tozeur District Governor.
English, German, Italian, Arabic
$278,439 (USA) (15 November 1996)
$78,651,430 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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