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.
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.
Extras in the Cairo market are wearing burnooses (hooded robes) from Tunisia (filming location), not worn in Egypt.
The producer and director wish to thank The Tozeur District Governor.
English, German, Italian, Arabic
$278,439 (USA) (17 November 1996)
$78,651,430 (USA) (7 September 1997)
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