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The Constant Gardener (2005)The Constant Gardener (2005)

The Constant Gardener (2005)

A widower investigates his wife’s murder in this emotional thriller

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9

movie

China, France

English, German, Italian

Emotional, Suspenseful

2005

Fernando Meirelles

Anneke Kim Sarnau, Archie Panjabi, Bill Nighy

129 min

Synopsis

Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy.

Our Take

7.9
Jenna Gordon

Ralph Fiennes plays a mild-mannered British diplomat in Kenya who is stunned by the news of his wife Tessa’s (Rachel Weisz) sudden death while in the company of another man. He sets off to investigate the suspicious death––and secret life–-of his late wife, within a tangle of personal betrayals, political threats, and corporate conspiracies. This film presents an exquisite contrast between Justin’s (Fiennes) gentle, contemplative demeanor and the progressively gripping details he uncovers; between rapturous romanticism and darkly corrupting interests. It’s a touching, smart, and suspenseful feast of a movie.

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