Justin Quayle is an English gentle diplomat who is sent to the embassy of Kenya, he takes his wife Tessa who is an impulsive youth that he met in a conference. Tessa is a tenacious activist that fights for the rights of the poor people and she helps attending to Doctor Arnold Bluhm. Tessa finds out accidentally that a powerful pharmacist firm (3 Bees) tries to prove a medication among the Africans, that supposedly will carry colateral damages that will produce monetary big benefits for the company. Tessa is more involved in the matter and she decides to request help to Sandy, a Justin's friend, because she don't want to involve to her husband. Tessa is murdered in a trip to the north of Kenya and the authority try to accuse Arnold for a pasional crime. Justin that is a fan of the gardening, decides to clarify the crime until the last consequences, this take him to uncover dirty arrangements of the powerful, who threaten him and they drive him to make the decision of taking off his life in the same place where they killed his dear wife. In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a 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 unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. 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. Written by focus features After his wife is murdered in Kenya, Justin Quayle, a mild, low-level diplomat and a constant gardener, must investigate his wife's death, their relationship, and his own heart. In flashbacks, we see them meet, marry, and fall in love; we follow her in the teeming streets and clinics of Nairobi, usually accompanying Arnold Bluhm, a Black doctor with whom she spent the night before her murder, and who, after robbers, is the prime suspect. In his own investigation, Justin must not quail as he faces his memories, his colleagues, local police, hired thugs, and a nasty corporate CEO. Help and connections, as well as conspiracies, come from unexpected places. Murder will out.

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The Constant Gardener (2005)

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Mystery/Romance/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 9m · 8/31/2005

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Love. At any cost.

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Justin Quayle is an English gentle diplomat who is sent to the embassy of Kenya, he takes his wife Tessa who is an impulsive youth that he met in a conference. Tessa is a tenacious activist that fights for the rights of the poor people and she helps attending to Doctor Arnold Bluhm. Tessa finds out accidentally that a powerful pharmacist firm (3 Bees) tries to prove a medication among the Africans, that supposedly will carry colateral damages that will produce monetary big benefits for the company. Tessa is more involved in the matter and she decides to request help to Sandy, a Justin's friend, because she don't want to involve to her husband. Tessa is murdered in a trip to the north of Kenya and the authority try to accuse Arnold for a pasional crime. Justin that is a fan of the gardening, decides to clarify the crime until the last consequences, this take him to uncover dirty arrangements of the powerful, who threaten him and they drive him to make the decision of taking off his life in the same place where they killed his dear wife. In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a 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 unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. 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. Written by focus features After his wife is murdered in Kenya, Justin Quayle, a mild, low-level diplomat and a constant gardener, must investigate his wife's death, their relationship, and his own heart. In flashbacks, we see them meet, marry, and fall in love; we follow her in the teeming streets and clinics of Nairobi, usually accompanying Arnold Bluhm, a Black doctor with whom she spent the night before her murder, and who, after robbers, is the prime suspect. In his own investigation, Justin must not quail as he faces his memories, his colleagues, local police, hired thugs, and a nasty corporate CEO. Help and connections, as well as conspiracies, come from unexpected places. Murder will out.

Status

Released

Languages

English, Italian, German

Countries

United Kingdom, Germany, United States, China

Production Companies

Focus Features, UK Film Council, Scion Films, Blue Sky Studios, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Studio Babelsberg

Budget

$15,000,000

Revenue

$81,079,798
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Ralph Fiennes

Justin Quayle
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Rachel Weisz

Tessa Quayle
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Hubert Koundé

Dr. Arnold Bluhm (as Hubert Kounde)
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Danny Huston

Sandy Woodrow
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Daniele Harford

Miriam
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Packson Ngugi

Officer in Morgue
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Damaris Itenyo Agweyu

Jomo's Wife
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Bernard Otieno Oduor

Jomo
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Bill Nighy

Sir Bernard Pellegrin
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Keith Pearson

Porter Coleridge
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John Sibi-Okumu

Dr. Joshua Ngaba
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Donald Sumpter

Tim Donohue
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Archie Panjabi

Ghita Pearson
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Nick Reding

Crick
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Gerard McSorley

Sir Kenneth Curtiss
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Juliet Aubrey

Gloria Woodrow
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Jacqueline Maribe

Wanza Kiluhu
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Donald Apiyo

Kioko
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Pete Postlethwaite

Lorbeer
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Samuel Otage

Mustafa
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Anneke Kim Sarnau

Birgit
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Mumbi Kaigwa

Grace Makanga
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John Moller

Athletic Unshaven Man
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Andre Leenheer

Shaven Headed Man
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Lydia M. Manyasi

Kenyan Newsreader
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Steenie Njoroge

1st Journalist
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Stuart Wheeler

2nd Journalist
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Chris Payne

Mike Mildren
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Nyajima Jial

Esmerelda
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Brigid M. Kakenyi

Hospital Administrator
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Katherine Damaris

Nurse
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Christopher Okinda

Doctor
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Ainea Ojiambo

Police Driver
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Peter King Nzioki

Policeman 1
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Ng'ang'a Kirumburu

Policeman 2 (as Kirumburu Ng'ang'a)
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Ben Parker

Det. Inspector Deasey
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John Keogh

Immigration Official
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Jeffrey Caine

Club Servant
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Richard McCabe

Arthur Hammond (as Richard Mccabe)
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Rupert Simonian

Guido Hammond
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Teresa Harder

Birgit's Secretary
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Thomas Chemnitz

Uniformed Policeman
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Joe Christopher Rhode

Karl
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Edgar Nicholas Rhode

Karl (as Edgar Nicolas Rhode)
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Eva Plackner

Crossing Guard
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Claire Simpson

Maude Donohue
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Sidede Onyulo

Jonah Andika
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Chris Lightburn-Jones

Aid Worker
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Ann Achan

Aduk
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Dang Wuor Diew

Sudanese Man
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Ben Gardiner

Harry Woodrow
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The Kizingo Arts Troupe

Performer: 'Huruma' - Aids Play
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Lucy Achieng

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Elizabeth Karanja

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Elzabeth Karanja

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Sele Mzamil

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Suleiman Bakari

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Juma Musa

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Jane Obada

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Florence Chamba

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Triza Musimbi

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Benson Obiva

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Ibrahim Chitaya

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Eric Mutua

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Leonard Ongaya

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Abdallah Juma

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Anne Mwikali

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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James Osoo

Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
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Denis Schnegg

Doctor (uncredited)
Crew
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Fernando Meirelles

Director
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Jeffrey Caine

Writer
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John le Carré

Writer
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Disc Releases
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The Constant Gardener

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/10/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Constant Gardener

(DVD, Keep Case (HD, Low))

1/10/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Constant Gardener

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

2/3/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Constant Gardener

(DVD)

12/30/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Constant Gardener

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

1/6/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

The Constant Gardner/The Interpreter

(DVD)

4/25/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Constant Gardener

(DVD)

1/10/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Constant Gardener

(Blu-ray)

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