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Quiet American, The (2002) Movie Information

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Phillip Noyce


Michael Caine
Brendan Fraser
Do Thi Hai Yen
Rade Serbedzija
Tzi Ma
Robert Stanton





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An Englishman and an American vie for the heart of the same woman amidst the chaos of 1950s Vietnam. -- pixienerd487

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"The Quiet American" by Yojimbo

Graham Greene novels tend to make the transition to cinema quite well, and this political drama set in the years preceding America's involvement in Vietnam is no exception. It's an interesting period piece as the subject matter is rarely seen on the screen and Michael Caine lends his usual presence and skill to the part of a British foreign correspondent who loses his objective detachment after becoming involved with the affairs of an American aid worker. It's a well made and well intentioned film but I found it a little schizophrenic, unable to decide whether it's core was romantic drama or political intrigue. I was far more interested in the political side of things but neither aspect seemed fully developed and only Caine's performance really engaged as Brendan Fraser seemed out of his ...

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