COUNT LASZLO DE
Almásy the Hungarian Explorer may be a keen and successful traveller and explorer of the desert, however, when it comes to human relationships, he is not as astute. Though, initially, he finds no attraction in Katherine's youth and jocundity, he falls passionately in love with her after surviving an immense dust storm, cooped up with her in the narrow jeep. Tragically, it is a love affair that is doomed right from the start.
"I loved the desert. There is something about the stillness, the openness and the light in the desert. The shapes of the sand, the rocks, it is poetic, it is hypnotic. I find it a peaceful and very soothing place."
"I loved the part. It was a complex and difficult journey to make, because he's a complex human being. It was never meant to be about the factual Count Almasy."
"These are people who lay their feelings and their lives on the line in impossible circumstances. Even if they survive them, they leave in their wake other destroyed people."
"....an image of a bird of prey...." "...I think he's made himself a bit of an outsider..." Ralph on Almásy
"..keen and piercing intellect.." Ralph Fiennes on Almásy's personality.
"...exposing another part of himself....emotionally and physically." Ralph Fiennes on Katharine's effect on Almásy.
"...all those things are wonderful to try to feed in into the film..." Ralph Fiennes on playing Almásy.
"the iron hand in the velvet glove" Ralph Fiennes talking about director Anthony Minghella
the Director and Author|
|Almásy| |Katharine| |Hana| |Caravaggio| |Geoffrey Clifton| |Madox| |Kip|