Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

This Week’s Film: The Quiet American

Chopstick Cinema

This Week's Film: The Quiet American
Cuisine: Vietnamese

Synopsis: Based on the novel of the same name, Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser bring Graham Green’s characters to life in a story that is at once a romance and a murder mystery. The two men fall in love with the same young Vietnamese woman amid a backdrop of the French Indochina War.

Join me throughout the week for a closer look at the film, along with a Vietnamese recipe and a book review of Communion by Kim Fay. Kim’s recipe will be posted at the end of the week, along with my reviews of Communion and The Quiet American.