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The Quiet American

Saigon, 1952 - Vietnam is caught in the grips of war against the French. A jaded English journalist finds himself embroiled in the politics of war through a troubled love triangle. Leading a relatively undisturbed existence with his beautiful mistress, he is disturbed by the arrival of a young American aid worker, whose interventionist political zeal jars with the older man.

Based on the novel by Graham Greene.

Release date:

1 hour, 41 minutes

Last on

Sun 25 Oct 2015 00:00
BBC Two Scotland


Role Contributor
Thomas FowlerMichael Caine
Alden PyleBrendan Fraser
PhuongDo Thi Hai Yen
Inspector VigotRade Sherbedgia
DirectorPhillip Noyce
HinhTzi Ma
Joe TunneyRobert Stanton
Bill GrangerHolmes Osborne
General ThéQuang Hai
Mr MuoiFerdinand Hoang
Phuong's SisterPham Thi Mai Hoa
WriterChristopher Hampton
WriterRobert Schenkkan
AuthorGraham Greene
ProducerStaffan Ahrenberg
ProducerWilliam Horberg
ComposerCraig Armstrong
Director of photographyChristopher Doyle