Set in the throes and aftermath of WWII, The English Patient is a multilayered romantic tale of love, loss and the wielding force of fate. Based on a novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje, the movie stars Ralph Fiennes as Count Laszlo de Almásy, a critically burned man being nursed back to health by the ever altruistic Hana, played by Juliette Binoche. Shrouded in mystery, the story of the Count is unraveled through flashbacks to his past, revealing a passionate but fateful love affair and how he came to be an invalid. Winner of nine Academy Awards, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA, the film's triumphs are testament to its cinematic genius. Taken by the heart warming story line and dazzled by the costumes, we at Cockpit USA recommend The English Patient as the perfect antidote for an uncharacteristically cold spring evening!