Hana is the dedicated nurse that takes care of Almasy after he was severely burnt when the airplane that he and Katherine's body are in crashed into the desert.
"Hana for me was an independent woman, an independent soul, you know? She makes her decisions and there's a human process between the English patient and her. They need each other in the same way. She's taking care of him as he takes care of her in a different way. For me it was very special. There were many things I'd never played in a movie and I was very touched by that character."
"I had to open up to be Hana. Hope is coming back to her in bits."
"[Hana and Kip's] relationship is interesting as opposed to the Almásy/Katherine relationship, that makes the strength of it in a way because you see an ownership. With Kip and Hana it's a love relationship, but it's not about owning or power and it's true, it's painful to separate. They might see one another again but they don't know, yet it's not as tragic. There's some kind of acceptance that life is difficult, but yet can have some sort of compassion."
"...I was completely in love with this character." Juliette Binoche talking about Hana.
"...Kip came at the right moment..." Juliette on Hana and Kip.
"I think that the film is about pacifism and allowing differences...." Juliette in a post-Oscar interview.
"I love working with Anthony..." Juliette on Anthony Minghella.
"....you have to have a fresh ear...." Juliette Binoche talking about how she approaches each take.
the Director and Author|
|Almásy| |Katharine| |Hana| |Caravaggio| |Geoffrey Clifton| |Madox| |Kip|