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R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
Assigned to a new post, reserved British diplomat Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) relocates to Kenya with his lovely young wife, Tessa (Rachel Weisz), an activist for social justice. When Tessa is found murdered out in the wilderness, circumstances point to her friend, Dr. Arnold Bluhm (Hubert Koundé), but it is soon clear that he's not the killer. Grief-stricken and angry, Justin sets out to uncover the truth behind Tessa's murder -- and in the process, he unearths some disturbing revelations.

Cast: Ralph Fiennes , Rachel Weisz , Danny Huston , Bill Nighy , Pete Postlethwaite , Richard McCabe , Donald Sumpter , Juliet Aubrey

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Focus Features

The Constant Gardener (2005)

Release Date: August 31st, 2005|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Jeffrey Caine put a human face on John le Carre's novel of sex, lies and dirty politics in modern Africa. Prepare for a thrilling ride. show more

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a love story only in passing. And yet the love story is what lingers in the mind and gives energy and meaning to everything that happens on-screen. show more

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    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A masterwork of suspense, romance and political intrigue. show more

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