THE ENGLISH PA­TIENT

GEM, 8.30PM

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TELEVISION -

The late An­thony Minghella’s multi- Os­car­win­ning film of Michael On­daatje’s novel re­mains up there with the elite for its rich­ness in sto­ry­telling and per­for­mance. In Italy dur­ing the wan­ing days of WWII, a young nurse ( Juli­ette Binoche) of­fers to stay be­hind in the ruins of a monastery to care for a badly burned man ( Ralph Fi­ennes, above) who has be­come too crit­i­cal to move.

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