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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Rachel Weisz
Ralph Fiennes
Bill Nighy
Danny Huston
Richard McCabe
Directors
Fernando Meirelles
Screenwriters
Jeffrey Caine
Running Time
129 minutes

The Constant Gardener
Part corporate-political thriller, part grief stricken, retrospective love story from the director of City Of God


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The Constant Gardener

Plot
After his radical wife (Weisz) is found savagely murdered in the Kenyan bush, low-ranking British diplomat Justin Quayle (Fiennes) begins to suspect this was no simple bandit attack but the result of a conspiracy much closer to home. Retracing her path, he unearths a terrible secret and the legacy of a woman he never truly knew.


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Serious, topical filmmaking of a very high order. It may not engage as immediately as a Bourne, but it sticks with you longer.


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