The Quiet American

The Quiet American

'The Quiet American' is fast, uneasy and brillantly acted and it is hard to imagine a tighter, more gripping adaptation of Graham Greene's 1955 novel. The cynical reporter, Fowler (Michael Caine - brilliant as usual) and the romantic American (Brendan Fraser) compete for Fowler's mistress, a silken Vietnamese beauty named Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen); and the struggle over the woman is meant to echo the struggle for Vietnam.