#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – British Thomas Fowler enjoys his life in Saigon working as a reporter for the London Times, covering the conflict in Vietnam between the colonial French powers and the communists, who seem to be winning the war. In the later stages of his career, he takes his job lightly now, filing stories only on occasion, and no longer doing field work. But most important, this posting allows him to escape from what he considers a dreary life in London–including an unsatisfying marriage to a Catholic woman, who will never grant him a divorce–which in turn allows him to have an affair with a young Vietnamese ex-taxi dancer named Phuong, whom he loves and would marry if he were able. Phuong’s sister doesn’t much like Fowler if only because Fowler cannot provide a stable future for her. His idyllic life is threatened when head office suggests he go back to London. In this way, he decides to write a major story to prove to his superiors that he should stay in Saigon. In 1952, Fowler is called into the local police inspector’s office to provide any information on his friend, thirty-ish American Alden Pyle, who has been found murdered. Fowler had met Pyle the previous year when he arrived in Vietnam to work as part of the American contingent in the Economic Aid Mission. Fowler and Pyle’s relationship was not always harmonious, initially as Pyle admitted he too was in love with Phuong and wanted to marry her. That antagonistic relationship would extend to their professional lives, around Fowler believing that the story that would allow him to stay in Vietnam was the rise of a man named General Thé, and Pyle’s belief that a third power should come in to take over Vietnam from both the French and the communists. The question becomes whether Fowler knows more about Pyle’s demise than he lets on to the inspector.
Plot: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged around them, these three only sink deeper into a world of drugs, passion, and betrayal where nothing is as it seems.
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I liked this film more than I thought I would. Michael Caine (nominated for an Oscar for this role) plays a British journalist in Vietnam, durring the period before the French pulled out. The film follows his investigation of some atrosities his discovers, but treats that as a “B” story to the story of his relationship with a young vietnamese girl and his friendship with a mysterious American played by Brenden Fraser, who likes the same girl. Fraser is actualy quite good in this film, shedding his trademark goofieness from his more mainstream efforts. And Caine definitely captures your interest with his performance. The film kinda moves along slowly but it strangely held my attention and it does suck you in, especialy as they throw in some unexpected plot twists towards the end. GRADE: A
The First Casualty of War is Always the Truth!
This is a tremendously powerful film, one that should be required as a part of any high school or college American history class curriculum. Conservatives will hate it (too bad!) and the rest of us will be moved, and deeply troubled, by it’s many implications. You might even shed a tear or two, like I did.
Graham Greene, who’s book this movie is adapted from is one of my heroes. He was a household name in the 60’s and early 70’s. And, he deserves to be one again! Haven’t we learned a thing from Viet Nam? Or, are we Americans all suffering from amnesia? Pentagon Papers anyone? Remember the notorious “Domino Theory?” If we don’t save Vietnam from Communism the whole of Asia will go down the drain, and then those blasted Commies will someday be knocking at our door!
Oh, the grand “Big Lie” strikes again in the 2000’s! Why did so many of us believe our Federal government would “never” mislead the public on the reasons for the Iraq War? But here we go again, repeating history. We are such fools, it’s truly amazing!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Director Phillip Noyce
Writer Graham Greene (novel), Christopher Hampton (screenplay), Robert Schenkkan (screenplay)
Actors Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Thi Hai Yen Do, Rade Serbedzija
Country UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company Mirage Enterprises, Saga, Pacifica Film
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Atlab Film Laboratory Service, Sydney, Australia
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak) (Fuji)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)