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    Added on: 20/3/2006 12:53
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    Constant Gardener, The (UK)

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    Love. At any cost
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 123 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz) is found brutally murdered. Tessa`s travelling companion, an African doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and 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 un-ambitious colleague Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) will leave the matter to them, but they could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumours of his late wife`s infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents to learn the horrifying truth of his wife`s death. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined.
    Based on John Le Carre`s novel, The Constant Gardener is a breathtaking yet tragic love story told in retrospect and set against the political backdrop of an economic pharmaceutical conspiracy feasting upon the low value of life in Africa. Shifting back and forth, the romance between Justin and Tessa is wonderfully portrayed, building a vivid, gripping and heightened, yet justified, paranoia as the film develops.

    Special Features:
    Embracing Africa: Filming in Kenya. John Le Carré: From Page to the Screen. Anatomy of a Global Thriller : Behind The Scenes of the Constant Gardener. Extended Scene : Haruma - Play in Kibera. Deleted Scenes.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

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    Directed By:
    Fernando Meirelles

    Written By:

    Daniele Harford
    Hubert Koundé
    Rachel Weisz
    Ralph Fiennes

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