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 ...
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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