Le patient anglais Soundtrack (

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Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

El paciente inglés

Title in Italiano:

Il paziente inglese

Title in Português:

O Paciente Inglês


October 1944 in war torn Italy. Hana (Juliette Binoche), a French-Canadian nurse working in a mobile army medical unit, feels like everything she loves in life dies on her. Because of the difficulty traveling and the dangers, especially as the landscape is still heavily booby-trapped with mines, Hana volunteers to stay behind at a church to care solely for a dying semi-amnesiac patient, who is badly burned and disfigured. She agrees to catch up to the rest of the unit after he dies.

All the patient remembers is that he is English, and that he is married. Their solitude is disrupted with the arrival at the church of fellow Canadian David Caravaggio (Willem Dafoe), part of the Intelligence Service, who is certain that he knows the patient as a man who cooperated with the Germans. Caravaggio believes that the patient's memory is largely intact, and that he is running away from his past, in part, or in its entirety.

The patient does open up about his past, all surrounding his work as a cartographer in North Africa, which was interrupted by the war. He may not be running from his work as a spy for the Germans as Caravaggio believes, but rather the memory of an affair he had with married Katharine Clifton (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas), the love of his life, and the memory of a promise not totally fulfilled.

Hana may also test her theory of her fates with love and death as she embarks on a relationship of her own with Kip Singh (Naveen Andrews), a Sikh from India, whose unit has camped on the now overgrown lawn of the church. Their work entails sweeping for and defusing mines, the discovery of one such mine which had earlier saved her life.

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Le patient anglais
Yes! We Have No Bananas
Frank Silver: Performer
Where or When
Richard Rodgers: Performer
Lorenz Hart: Lyrics
Flat Foot Floogie
Slim Gaillard: Performer
It's Only a Paper Moon
Harold Arlen: Performer
Billy Rose: Lyrics
Szerelem, Szerelem
Muzsikas: Performer
Károly Cserepes: Arrangement
Cheek to Cheek
Irving Berlin: Performer
Ella Fitzgerald: Performer
Fred Astaire: Performer
Wang Wang Blues
Benny Goodman: Performer
Leo Wood: Lyrics
Gus Mueller: Performer
Pettin' in the Park
Harry Warren: Performer
One O'Clock Jump
Aria + Variation 1
The Darktown Strutters' Ball
Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht (Silent Night, Holy Night)
The Japanese Sandman
Pettin' in the Park
Leo Wood: Performer
One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie: Performer
The Darktown Strutters' Ball
Count Basie: Performer
Silent Night
Count Basie: Performer
God Save the King
Count Basie: Performer

User reviews

Thomas Adams

The soundtrack of The English Patient perfectly captures the emotional depth and complexity of the characters' stories, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

William Mitchell

The recurring motifs throughout the soundtrack serve as poignant reminders of the characters' interconnected destinies and shared experiences.

Patricia Gonzalez

The hauntingly beautiful piano melodies perfectly capture the emotional depth and complexity of the characters' experiences in The English Patient.

Stephanie Martinez

The music felt repetitive and monotonous, unable to evoke the poignant moments and intense emotions portrayed in the film. It failed to enhance the storytelling and instead felt like a mere background noise, not adding any significant value to the overall viewing experience.

Donald Walker

The use of traditional Indian music in certain scenes adds a unique cultural dimension to the soundtrack, enriching the storytelling.

Edward Campbell

The use of orchestral arrangements and subtle melodies in the soundtrack effectively conveys the sense of longing and nostalgia present throughout the film.

Ashley Evans

I found the soundtrack of The English Patient to be quite underwhelming and uninspiring. It lacked depth and emotional resonance, failing to capture the complexity of the characters' inner struggles and the dramatic wartime setting.

Timothy Rodriguez

The soundtrack of The English Patient perfectly captures the emotional depth and complexity of the film's storyline, enhancing the poignant moments and adding layers of intensity to the characters' experiences.

Thomas Hernandez

The seamless integration of different musical styles, from classical to folk, creates a rich tapestry of sounds that enhance the film's atmospheric quality.

Mary Allen

The music in the film creates a haunting and melancholic atmosphere that mirrors the themes of love, loss, and redemption depicted in the plot.

Robert Garcia

Each track in the soundtrack is carefully crafted to reflect the characters' inner turmoil and the challenges they face, adding a powerful emotional resonance to the narrative. The music becomes a character in itself, weaving seamlessly with the visuals to create a truly cinematic experience for the audience.

Brian Gonzalez

The vocal performances in selected tracks convey a sense of vulnerability and raw emotion, resonating with the characters' inner turmoil.

Melissa Roberts

Overall, the soundtrack of The English Patient is a poignant and evocative complement to the visual narrative, adding a timeless quality to the film's portrayal of love and sacrifice.

Robert Green

The orchestral arrangements evoke a sense of nostalgia and longing, enhancing the film's themes of love, loss, and redemption.

Matthew Harris

Overall, the soundtrack of The English Patient is a masterful composition that elevates the viewing experience and lingers in the mind long after the film ends.

Edward Evans

Overall, I was disappointed with the soundtrack of The English Patient as it missed the opportunity to elevate the narrative and connect with the audience on a deeper level.

Deborah Perez

The soundtrack's subtle use of silence and ambient sounds effectively builds tension and enhances the film's dramatic moments.

Betty Baker

The use of haunting melodies and evocative instrumentals in the soundtrack creates a deeply immersive atmosphere, drawing the audience into the intimate and intricate world of the characters. The music beautifully underscores the themes of love, loss, and redemption, making it a truly memorable element of the film.

Matthew Martin

The composer's choice of instrumentation and pacing in the music helps to build tension and suspense during key moments, adding another layer of depth to the storytelling.