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The Constant Gardener

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Synopsis

From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of City of God, comes a gripping new film that sweeps audiences along one man’s emotional and global journey to uncover the truth behind a personal loss and a worldwide conspiracy.

In a remote area of Northern Kenya, the region’s most dedicated activist, the brilliant and passionate Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz), has been found brutally murdered. Tessa’s travelling companion, a local doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Sandy Woodrow (Danny Huston), Sir Bernard Pellegrin (Bill Nighy), and the other members of the British High Commission assume that Tessa’s widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), will leave the matter to their discretion, but against their advice, Justin takes matters into his own hands to find his wife’s killers and avenge her untimely death.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz head the cast of the romantic thriller The Constant Gardener, adapted by Jeffrey Caine from the novel of the same name by John le Carré and filmed on location in Berlin, London, and Nairobi and numerous other parts of Kenya.

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Running Time
130 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Fernando Meirelles
Producer
Gail Egan
Co-Producer
Gail Egan
Editor
Claire Simpson
Screenwriter
Jeffrey Caine, based on a book by John Le Carré
Director of Photography
César Charlone
Sound
Stuart Wilson
Music
Alberto Iglesias
Principal Cast
Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite

Production Company

Potboiler Productions
9 Greek Street
London W1D 4DQ
UK

T+44 (0)20 7734 7372
F+44 (0)20 7287 5228

cassandra@potboiler.co.uk
http://www.potboiler.co.uk

Sales
Company

Focus Features
65 Bleecker Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
USA

T+1 212 539 4000
F +1 212 539 4099

http://www.focusfeatures.com