The protagonist Fowler has been living with the young Vietnamese Phuong when an American CIA agent meets her and falls in love with her. For Pyle the idea of marrying him is the only decision she can take as he can offer her a house, children and an honest life, something Fowler can’t do as he is married and his wife doesn’t want to give him the divorce.
In fact Phuong is the victim of two men who are fighting not only for her love but for the political situation of the country. She doesn’t love none of them and she is only moved by her sister’s interests. Fowler doesn’t want to take sides but he is sure he would never support Pyle’s ideas of a third force in Vietnam which could be the end to the conflict between the French and the communist in the North.
In the end we know Pyle has supported General Thé and collaborated in a terrorist attack which produced civil casualties, Fowler, who witnessed the victims, can’t forgive him, betrays him and dies.
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“El americano impasible”, dirigida por Philip Noyce. Idiomas: español, inglés ; Subt.: español, inglés.