The English Patient is a British-American epic romantic war drama film directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje and produced by Saul Zaentz. The film tells the story of four people who find themselves in an abandoned villa in northern Italy in the last months of World War II. The eponymous protagonist, a man burned beyond recognition who speaks with an English accent , tells his story to the young nurse caring for him in a series of flashbacks, revealing his true identity and the love affair he was involved in before the war. It was also the first to receive a Best Editing Oscar for a digitally edited film.
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka in , moved to England in , and settled in Canada in He is a Canadian poet and novelist. Ondaatje's work includes 13 books of poetry and 5 novels.
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