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The Quiet American

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Original title
The Quiet American
Year
Running time
96 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan (Novel: Graham Greene)
Music
Craig Armstrong
Cinematography
Christopher Doyle, Huu Tuan Nguyen
Cast
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Producer
Miramax Pictures / Intermedia Films
Genre
Mystery. Drama | Journalism. Remake
Movie Groups
Graham Greene Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
American Aid worker Alden Pyle arrives in Saigon in the fall of 1952, at the height of the Vietnamese fight for independence from French colonial rule. Filled with zeal for his mission to help the people of Vietnam through his economic aid program and eager to learn the lay of the land from a more experienced hand, Pyle befriends London Times correspondent Thomas Fowler. Soon however he finds himself smitten with Fowler’s young Vietnamese mistress Phuong who is as beautiful, exotic and mysterious as the city of Saigon itself.
Awards
2002: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Michael Caine)
2002: Nominated for BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Michael Caine)
2002: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actor - Drama (Michael Caine)
2002: National Board of Review: Best Director (Phillip Noyce)
2002: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
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