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The Quiet American

Michael Caine gives a career-capping performance as an expat Brit in prewar Vietnam. A jaded journalist happy to romance his Vietnamese girlfriend and turn in the occasional column, our protagonist is soon shaken from his routine when he befriends a genial young doctor (Brendan Fraser). Turns out the titular American may be much more than he seems, and the brewing Vietnam War provides a clue where this slow-building thriller is headed. This stunning version of Graham Greene's novel is directed with an assured hand (by Aussie Phillip Noyce) and features some sticky moral quandaries about war and peace. 118 minutes