"The English Patient" is a 1996 romantic-dramatic film based on the novel by the Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje. The film, written for the screen and directed by Anthony Minghella, won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The Tuscan locations are in Arezzo and Pienza.
In the last days of the Italian campaign of World War II, a French-Canadian nurse (interpreted by Juliette Binoche) works and lives in a safe Italian monastery. She looks after a critically burned man (Ralph Finnes) who speaks English but cannot remember his name, that's why she calls him the English Patient.