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The Constant Gardener (2005)

Updated: Jun 22

R | 2h 9min | 7/10 #drama #mystery #thriller

Parental Rating: R (Restricted – Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.)


 
 

➱ STORYLINE:

The Constant Gardener (2005) is a gripping drama that follows Justin Quayle, a mild-mannered British diplomat in Kenya, as he investigates the brutal murder of his activist wife, Tessa. As Justin delves deeper into Tessa’s secretive work, he uncovers a dangerous conspiracy involving a pharmaceutical company’s unethical practices. His quest for the truth leads him on a journey of political intrigue and personal redemption, challenging his beliefs and putting his life at risk.


➱ STAFF REVIEW:

The Constant Gardener (2005), directed by Fernando Meirelles, is a compelling and emotionally charged film that blends political thriller with intimate drama. Ralph Fiennes delivers a powerful performance as Justin Quayle, capturing his character’s evolution from a passive diplomat to a determined seeker of justice. Rachel Weisz shines as Tessa, whose passion and integrity drive the film’s narrative. The film’s stunning cinematography and evocative score enhance its emotional depth and suspense. *The Constant Gardener* is a thought-provoking exploration of love, corruption, and the pursuit of truth.


➱ CREDITS:

Director:

- Fernando Meirelles

Writer:

- Jeffrey Caine

Based on:

- The novel by John le Carré

Starring:

- Ralph Fiennes as Justin Quayle

- Rachel Weisz as Tessa Quayle

- Danny Huston as Sandy Woodrow

- Bill Nighy as Sir Bernard Pellegrin

- Donald Sumpter as Tim Donohue

- Hubert Koundé as Dr. Arnold Bluhm

Produced by:

- Simon Channing-Williams

Cinematography: César Charlone

Edited by: Claire Simpson

Music by: Alberto Iglesias

Production Company:

- Focus Features

- Potboiler Productions

- Scion Films

Distributed by:

- Focus Features

Release date: August 31, 2005

Run Time: 2h 9min

Country:

- United Kingdom

- United States

Languages: English

Budget: $25 million

Box office: $82.5 million


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