The Quiet American

TitleThe Quiet American
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsNoyce, Phillip
Running Time101 minutes
Date Released09/2002
DistributorMiramax Films
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, french, viet

Based on Graham Greene's novel of the same name, this remake tackles the moral ambiguity of American involvement in the First Indochina War. CIA operative Alden Pyle works to erect a third force between the French and Vietnamese, leading to the arming of rebels and their terrorist attacks in Saigon. A aging British reporter exposes Pyle's work after the American falls in love with his mistress. 


Michael Caine

Brendan Fraser

Do Thi Hai Yen


Produced by William Horberg and Staffan Ahrenberg

Directed by Phillip Noyce

Written by Christopher Hampton and Robert Schenkkan

Cinematography by Christopher Doyle

Edited by John Scott

Music by Craig Armstrong

Costume Design by Norma Moriceau

Production Design by Roger Ford


Thriller, War, Romance

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