R | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.
Two of the film's personnel won awards by the London Film Critics Circle in 2002, for this picture. These included Best Actor of the Year for Sir Michael Caine, and Best Director of the Year (Phillip Noyce) for this movie and Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) combined.
I can't say what made me fall in love with Vietnam.That a woman's voice can drug you? That everything is so intense? The colors, the taste, even the rain. Nothing like the filthy rain in London.
Thomas Fowler: They say whatever you're looking for, you will find ...
Following the dinner at Arc en Ciel (around 21st minute) , Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser goes out of the restaurant and chat there shortly. An extra woman waiting on the other side of the street makes it so obvious that she has to walk only after the 2 men walk a few steps in front of the restaurant. It lowers down the natural flow of the scene.
English, French, Vietnamese
£240,552 (UK) (1 December 2002)
$12,987,647 (USA) (3 August 2003)