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The Quiet American
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Michael Caine Michael Caine
Thomas Fowler
Brendan Fraser Brendan Fraser
Alden Pyle
Rade Serbedzija Rade Serbedzija
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Tzi Ma Tzi Ma
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Robert Stanton Robert Stanton
Joe Tunney
Holmes Osborne Holmes Osborne
Bill Granger
Quang Hai Quang Hai
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Graham Greene Graham Greene
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Christopher Hampton Christopher Hampton
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9 years, 7 months ago at Jun 28 15:43
A satisfying, if not extraordinary adaptation of Graham Greene's novel. Two men, one middle aged Britisher, one young American vie for the affections of a young Vietnamese girl against the backdrop of the civil war and subsequent invasion of Vietnam by the Americans. Graham Greene deals in metaphors and irony throughout. The book is brilliant, the movie is merely good.

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4 years, 7 months ago at Jul 5 7:05
Since I'm a huge fan of Michael Caine, I was really eager to check this flick. Eventually, I have even seen it a couple of times. Basically, it is a pretty solid spy feature with, as usual, a terrific performance by Caine who was even nominated at the Academy awards. Basically, it is a rather sober and realistic spy feature, especially if you compare it to all the non-sense displayed in the James ... read more
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Description: Saigon, 1952, a beautiful, exotic, and mysterious city caught in the grips of the Vietnamese war of liberation from the French colonial powers. New arrival Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser), an idealistic American aid worker, befriends London Times correspondent Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine). When Fowler introduces Pyle to his beautiful young Vietnamese mistress Phuong (Hai Yen) the three become swept up in a tempestuous love triangle that leads to a series of startling revelations and finally - murder. Nothing, and no one, is as it seems, in this adaptation of Graham Greene's classic and prophetic story of love, betrayal, murder and ... (more)
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Tags: Drama (12), War (9), Vietnam (9), Thriller (8), 2002 (8), 2000s (7), Romance (7), Mystery (7), Remake (6), Spy (6), Politics (6), Murder (6), Communism (5), Friendship (4), Conspiracy (4), Revenge (4), Betrayal (4), Infidelity (4), Terrorism (3), Based On Book (2)
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