The constant gardener

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A man discovers a deadly secret when he tries to find out who killed the woman he loves in this suspense drama based on a novel by John Le Carré. Justin Quale (Ralph Fiennes) is a low-level British diplomat who has been given a new assignment in Kenya. Justin's wife, Tessa (Rachel Weisz), is an activist with a keen interest in issues of poverty and social justice; Justin urges her to avoid getting too deeply involved in the people living in Kenya, who are constantly dogged by poverty, but she shows little interest in obeying these instructions. This isn't the only area where Tessa has disregarded her husband, who suspects that she may have had an affair - for she started spending time with a handsome doctor once they settled in Kenya. One day, Tessa disappears, and is found brutally murdered; officials believe that she was murdered by the doctor after some sort of argument. However, before long Justin becomes convinced that there was a larger scheme that led to Tessa's death, and he begins digging into areas where he's not especially welcome, given his reputation as a man willing to let the wealthy and powerful do as they will. The Constant Gardener was the first English-speaking feature from Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles, who directed the international success City of God. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 2df1e03a-d326-74f3-373f-1966eb4e0f79
Grouping Title constant gardener
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auth_author2 Caine, Jeffrey, 1944-, Channing-Williams, Simon,, Charlone, Cs?ar,, Fiennes, Ralph,, Harford, Daniele,, Huston, Danny, 1962-, Iglesias, Alberto,, Kounde, Hubert,, Le Carr,? John, 1931-, Meirelles, Fernando,, Nighy, Bill, 1949-, Postlethwaite, Pete,, Weisz, Rachel, 1970-
author2-role Caine, Jeffrey,1944-screenwriter., Channing-Williams, Simon,producer., Charlone, Cs?ar,director of photography., Fiennes, Ralph,actor., Focus Features., Harford, Daniele,actor., Huston, Danny,1962-actor., Iglesias, Alberto,composer., Kounde, Hubert,actor., Le Carr,? John,1931-Constant gardener., Meirelles, Fernando,director., Nighy, Bill,1949-actor., Postlethwaite, Pete,actor., Potboiler Productions., Scion Films., Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), Weisz, Rachel,1970-actor.
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display_description In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and all the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, Justin risks his own life and will stop at nothing to expose the truth--a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined.
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subject_facet Detective and mystery films, Drama, Feature films, Films for the hearing impaired, Human rights workers -- Kenya -- Drama, Murder victims -- Kenya -- Drama, Thrillers (Motion pictures), Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Widowers -- Drama
title_display The constant gardener
title_full The constant gardener [videorecording] / Focus Features presents in association with the UK Film Council ; a Potboiler production in association with Scion Films ; directed by Fernando Meirelles ; produced by Simon Channing Williams ; screenplay by Jeffrey Caine
title_short The constant gardener
topic_facet Feature films, Human rights workers, Murder victims, Widowers
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