The Quiet American (2002)

TitleThe Quiet American (2002)
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsNoyce, Phillip
Running Time1h 41m
Date Released09/02/2002
DistributorMiramax Films
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Based on Graham Greene's bestselling 1955 novel of the same name, this remake tackles the moral ambiguity of American involvement in the First Indochina War (1945–54). CIA operative Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser) works to erect a third force between the French colonialists and the communist Viet Minh, leading to the arming of a Vietnamese splinter group headed by a corrupt militia leader and their terrorist attacks in Saigon. An aging British reporter, Tomas Fowler (Michael Caine), exposes Pyle's work after the American Pyle falls in love with his mistress Phuong. This film is more faithful to Greene’s novel than the first adaptation, made in 1958.

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