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The Constant Gardener is a British film of genre Drama directed by Fernando Meirelles released in USA on 31 august 2005 with Ralph Fiennes

The Constant Gardener (2005)

The Constant Gardener
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Released in USA 31 august 2005
Length 2h9
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Thriller
Rating73% 3.698213.698213.698213.698213.69821

The Constant Gardener is a 2005 political thriller film directed by Fernando Meirelles. The screenplay by Jeffrey Caine is based on the John le Carré novel of the same name. The film follows Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a British diplomat in Kenya, as he tries to solve the murder of his wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz), an Amnesty activist, alternating with many flashbacks telling the story of their love.

The film also stars Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy and Donald Sumpter. It was filmed on location in Loiyangalani and the slums of Kibera, a section of Nairobi, Kenya. Circumstances in the area affected the cast and crew to the extent that they set up the Constant Gardener Trust in order to provide basic education for these villages. The plot was vaguely based on a real-life case in Kano, Nigeria. The DVD versions were released in the United States on 1 January 2006 and in the United Kingdom on 13 March 2006. Justin's gentle but diligent attention to his plants is a recurring background theme, from which image the film's title is derived.

Synopsis

Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a shy low-level British diplomat and horticultural hobbyist posted in Kenya, is one to avoid making a fuss until he learns that his wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz) was found dead on the veld. Tessa has been murdered at a crossroads along with her Kenyan driver. Her doctor colleague Arnold Bluhm (Hubert Koundé) is initially suspected of her murder but is later found to have been murdered on the same day as Tessa. Various rumours abound that the two were having an affair; however, it is later revealed that Bluhm was gay.

Actors

Ralph Fiennes

(Justin Quayle)
Rachel Weisz

(Tessa Quayle)
Hubert Koundé

(Dr. Arnold Bluhm)
Danny Huston

(Sandy Woodrow)
Bill Nighy

(Sir Bernard Pellegrin)
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