• The Quiet American (2002)

The Quiet American

Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: July 29th, 2003

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

From the classic novel by Graham Greene comes a murder mystery centered on a love triangle set against the French Indochina War in Vietnam, circa 1952. It's the story of a veteran English journalist (Michael Caine), a young American (Brendan Fraser), and a beautiful Vietnamese woman caught between them. This is a world where nothing is what it seems -- suffused with opium, intrigue, and betrayal.

Cast: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Tzi Ma, Robert Stanton, Holmes Osborne, Pham Thi Mai Hoa, Quang Hai

Director: Phillip Noyce

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Saga, Mirage Enterprises, Pacifica Film

Keywords: Rivalry , Friend , Love triangle , Emotional , Revenge , Death , Bar , Suspenseful , Love , Soldier , 1950s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It is a film with a political point of view, but often its characters lose sight of that, in their fascination with each other and with the girl. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Ever since the movie made a brief appearance late last year to qualify for Oscar consideration, Mr. Caine's performance has been hailed as the best of his career, and surely that's true.

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A film full of a sense of impending danger, betrayal, seduction and destruction. Quite simply, it's great stuff. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role