The Quiet American (2002)
I'm glad I finally got around to watching this. It has been on my list since it came out. (I'm talking about a real list with movies that wait years sometimes before I scratch them off the list)
Based on the Graham Greene novel of the same name, The Quiet American 2002 version was much better than I thought it would be. The 1958 version is pretty terrible IMO.
Micheal Caine plays a London Times correspondent living in Saigon during the Vietnamese war for independence in the 1950s. There he finds love with a mistress and meets an American aid worker played by Brenden Fraser. Love, politics, terrorism, international intrigue all play a role in this fictional tale of passion and indifference.
If you liked...
THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY (1982) Mel Gibson,Sigourney Weaver AND ONE OF THE BEST PERFOMANCES YOU'LL EVER SEE by Linda Hunt
SALVADOR (1986) James Woods, Jim Belushi ((A NEWS/POLITICO JUNKY CLASSIC))
THE KILLING FIELDS (1982) John Malkovich
....You will probably like the Quiet American as it features adventure seeking Americans (or journalists) in dangerous foreign lands during historic times.
7.5/10 for Quiet American