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 ...
Before the end titles, we are treated to headlines in The Times from the 1950s, over Fowler's byline. The variant "advisor" is seen instead of the more traditional "adviser", which was (and still is) prescribed by The Times' style guide - although "advisor" had occasionally appeared since at least 1833.
English, French, Vietnamese
£240,552 (UK) (1 December 2002)
$12,987,647 (USA) (3 August 2003)