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The English Patient (film)

The English Patient is a 1996 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. The film was released to critical acclaim, received 12 nominations at the 69th Academy Awards, winning nine, including Best Picture, Best Director for Minghella, Best Supporting Actress for Juliette Binoche, it was the first to receive a Best Editing Oscar for a digitally edited film. Ralph Fiennes, playing the titular character, Kristin Scott Thomas were Oscar-nominated for their performances; the film won five BAFTA Awards and two Golden Globes.

The British Film Institute ranked The English Patient the 55th greatest British film of the 20th century. In the final days of the Italian Campaign of World War II, Hana, a French-Canadian nurse of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, gains permission from her unit to move into a bombed-out Italian monastery, to look after a dying, critically burned man who speaks English but cannot remember his name; the patient's only possession is a copy of Herodotus' Histories with notes and mementos contained inside. They are soon joined by Kip, a Sikh sapper in the British Army posted with his sergeant to clear mines and unexploded bombs in the local area, including one in the monastery where Hana and the English Patient are staying. David Caravaggio, a Canadian Intelligence Corps operative who has no thumbs as a result of torture during a German interrogation arrives to stay at the monastery. Caravaggio questions the patient, who reveals his past to him and Kip through a series of flashbacks; the patient tells Hana and Caravaggio that in the late 1930s he was exploring a region of the Sahara Desert near the Egyptian-Libyan border.

He is revealed to be Hungarian cartographer Count László de Almásy, mapping the Sahara as part of a Royal Geographical Society archeological and surveying expedition in Egypt and Libya with a group including his good friend, Englishman Peter Madox. Their expedition is joined by a British couple and Katharine Clifton, who own a new plane and are to contribute to the aerial survey efforts. Almásy is given clues by a local Bedouin man which help the group to discover the location of the Cave of Swimmers, an ancient site of cave paintings in the Gilf Kebir; the group begin to document their find. He writes about her in notes folded into his book, which Katharine discovers when Almásy awkwardly accepts her offer of two watercolours she has painted of the cave imagery, asks her to paste them into the book; the two begin an affair on their return to Cairo, while the group arranges for more detailed archaeological surveys of the cave and the surrounding area. Almásy buys a silver thimble in the market as a gift to Katharine.

Some months Katharine abruptly ends their affair from fear her husband Geoffrey will discover it. Shortly afterwards the archaeological projects are halted due to the onset of the war. Madox leaves his Tiger Moth aeroplane at Kufra Oasis before his intended return to Britain. Over the days while Almásy relates his story and Kip begin a shy love affair, but Kip is reposted once he has cleared the area of explosives, they agree. While Almásy is packing up the base camp at the cave site, Geoffrey, in an attempted murder-suicide having long known about the affair between Almásy and Katharine, deliberately crashes his own Boeing-Stearman plane, narrowly missing Almásy. Geoffrey is killed and Katharine is injured. Almásy carries her to the Cave of Swimmers, realising she is wearing the thimble he gave to her on a chain around her neck, she confesses. After leaving her with provisions and his book, Almásy begins a three-day walk across the desert to get help. At British-held El Tag he attempts to explain the situation, but on revealing his name, is detained on suspicion of being a German spy and transported on a train.

He escapes from the train, soon afterwards comes in contact with a German army unit. They transport him to Madox's sequestered plane at Kufra Oasis, where he exchanges its stored survey maps for fuel, enabling him to fly back to the cave. However, he finds, he takes off. This connects the story to the scenes at the start of the film, where the plane is shot down by German anti-aircraft guns. After he has related his story, Almásy indicates to Hana that he wishes to die, pushing several unopened vials of morphine towards her as she gives him his regular injection for pain relief. Though visibly upset, she grants his wishes for a compassionate death and, as he dies, she reads him Katharine's final letter, which Katharine wrote to Almásy in his book while she was alone in the cave. Hana and Caravaggio leave the monastery for Florence with a passing truck, she hugs Almásy's book to herself as she rides away. Saul Zaentz was interested in working with Anthony Minghella after he saw the director's film Truly, Deeply.

Michael Ondaatje, the Sri Lankan-born Canadian aut

Yui Ishikawa

Yui Ishikawa is a Japanese actress and voice actress, represented by Sunaoka Office, but now works for mitt management. Before she started as a voice actress, she was a stage actress and has been voicing radio dramas since 2007. One of her biggest roles was as starring character Mikasa Ackerman in the anime series Attack on Titan, she voices China Kousaka in Gundam Build Fighters, Sayuri Haruno in Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie, Hinaki Shinjo in Aikatsu and YoRHa No.2 Type B in Nier: Automata. At the 8th Seiyu Awards in 2014, she won an award for Best Supporting Actress, she has attended anime conventions around the world, including Sakura-Con in Seattle, Otakuthon in Montreal, Japan Expo in Paris, Madman Anime Festival in Brisbane. Official blog Yui Ishikawa convention appearances on AnimeCons.com Yui Ishikawa at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Yui Ishikawa on IMDb

2011 Tour of Flanders for Women

The eighth Tour of Flanders for Women was held on 3 April 2011 and was won by Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten. It was the second leg of the 2011 UCI Women's Road World Cup; the race started in Oudenaarde and finished in Meerbeke for the last time, over a distance of 129.9 kilometres. On the Eikenberg, only 25 riders remained in the main peloton. After 85 km Sarah Düster broke away and was joined by Ludivine Henrion. Düster and Henrion gained up to three minutes on the peloton. Düster was caught at two kilometers from the finish. Tatiana Antoshina attacked in the final kilometers, but was countered by Annemiek van Vleuten who beat Antoshina in a two-up sprint. Marianne Vos won the sprint for third place