|Ralph Fiennes||Count Laszlo de Almásy|
|Willem Dafoe||David Caravaggio|
|Kristin Scott Thomas||Katharine Clifton|
|Naveen Andrews||Lt. Kip Singh|
|Colin Firth||Geoffrey Clifton|
|Jürgen Prochnow||Major Muller|
|Kevin Whately||Sgt. Hardy|
The sweeping expanses of the Sahara are the setting for a passionate love affair in this adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel. A badly burned man, Laszlo de Almasy, is tended to by a nurse, Hana, in an Italian monastery near the end of World War II. His past is revealed through flashbacks involving a married Englishwoman and his work mapping the African landscape. Hana learns to heal her own scars as she helps the dying man.