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The Quiet American

Rating:R (for images of violence and some language)
Genre:Drama, Romance
Release Date:November 22, 2002
Running time:118 minutes
Cast:Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Do Hai Yen, Jean Reno, Rade Serbedzija
Director:Phillip Noyce
Producer:Sydney Pollack, William Horberg, Staffan Ahrenberg
Writer:Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan
Distributor:Miramax Films

Description: 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 beautiful, exotic and mysterious as the city of Saigon itself. The three become swept up in a tempestuous love triangle that leads to a series of startling revelations and finally to murder.

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