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The Quiet American

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Original title
The Quiet American
Running time
96 min.
United States United States
Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan (Novel: Graham Greene)
Craig Armstrong
Christopher Doyle, Huu Tuan Nguyen
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Miramax Pictures / Intermedia Films
Mystery. Drama | Journalism. Remake
Movie Groups
Graham Greene Adaptations
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.
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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