The Quiet American | 2002

Drama, Adaptation
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 ...more
Director: Phillip Noyce
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Thomas Fowler

Actor

... CIA Agent Alden Pyle

Actor

... Hei Phuong

Actor

... Inspector Vigot

Actor

... Hinh

Actor

... Joe Tunney

Actor

... Bill Granger

Actor

... General The

Actor

... Mr. Muoi

Actor

... Phuong's Sister

Actor

... French Captain

Actor

... Watch Tower Soldier

Actor

Company

Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd

Production Company

Intermedia Films

Studio

Intermedia Films

Production Company

Mirage Enterprises

Production Company

Rumbalara Films

Production Company

Synopsis

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 tempetuous love triangle that leads to a series of startling revelations and finally to murder.

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