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The Quiet American

The book The Quiet American was made into the movie The Quiet American.

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Book details for The Quiet American

The Quiet American was written by Graham Greene. The book was published in 1955 by Viking Adult. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Graham Greene also wrote The End of the Affair (1951), Honorary Consul (1973) and The Human Factor (1978).

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Movie details for The Quiet American

The movie was released in 2002. The Quiet American was produced by Miramax Home Entertainment. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Michael Caine.

 

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The Quiet American proves that elegant and intelligent filmmaking can be emotionally powerful. Michael Caine plays Thomas Fowler, a British journalist in 1950s Vietnam with a lovely Vietnamese mistress named Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen) and a jaded view of th... Read More
The Quiet American proves that elegant and intelligent filmmaking can be emotionally powerful. Michael Caine plays Thomas Fowler, a British journalist in 1950s Vietnam with a lovely Vietnamese mistress named Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen) and a jaded view of the political strife teeming around him. He befriends a seemingly innocuous American named Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser), who falls in love with Phuong--and slowly, Pyle's real purpose in Vietnam becomes revealed. Fowler finds that, to hold on to the carefully balanced life he's created for himself, he must make choices he's long avoided. Caine and Fraser are both superb and give a human face to complicated politics; as a result, The Quiet American manages to be compelling as both history and a story about very specific people embroiled in a very personal conflict. An impressive film from director Philip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Patriot Games). --Bret Fetzer