The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener
  • 2005
  • US / UK
  • 2h 8min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, John Sibi-Okumu, Packson Ngugi, Archie Panjabi, Pete Postlethwaite
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When Nairobi-based diplomat Justin Quayle's (Fiennes) outspoken activist wife Tess (Weisz) is found murdered in a remote region of Northern Kenya, he begins to uncover a whole load of dirty secrets. Beautifully structured and shot, Mereilles' film succeeds as both a polemical thriller and a retrospective love story, with Fiennes outstanding in the role of a man gradually opening up to the depth of his feelings for his wife only after her death.

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