R | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.
The film was released forty-seven years after the source novel had been published in 1955.
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 ...
(at around 28 mins) While Thomas Fowler is typing, we can see his articles printed in The Times; first article on Friday 7 May 1954 starts "After fifty-six days under siege a cease-fire..." Second article on Wednesday 21 July 1954 starts just the same, "After fifty-six days under siege a cease-fire..."
English, French, Vietnamese
£240,552 (UK) (1 December 2002)
$12,987,647 (USA) (3 August 2003)
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