R | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An old British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.
This movie ends with newspaper stories written by Thomas Fowler about Vietnam from 1954 to 1966. However, the book, on which this movie was based, was published in 1955, so these are mostly events which happened after the book came out.
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 ...
Alden shows Phuong a picture of Fanueuil Hall in Boston and says, "This is Fanway Hall". Sounds like Fenway Hall. Bostonians say 'Fanyel" hall, or less often, 'Fan-you-well' hall. Fenway Park is where the Red Sox play, so named because is is near the Fens, a marshy area off the Charles river. Fenway has nothing to do with Faneuil.
English, French, Vietnamese
£240,552 (UK) (1 December 2002)
$12,987,647 (USA) (3 August 2003)
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