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The constant gardener (2005)
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DVD PR6062.E33 C662 2006
The constant gardener
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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 all 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. 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, Justin risks his own life and will stop at nothing to expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined.
Focus Features presents in association with the UK Film Council ; a Potboiler production in association with Scion Films ; produced by Simon Channing-Williams ; screenplay by Jeffrey Caine ; directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Widescreen ed.
Universal City, CA : Focus Features : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006]
Dialogue in English with optional soundtrack in French, and with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
1 DVD (ca. 129 min.) : sound, color
Country of production:
Potboiler Productions (Firm)
Scion Films
UK Film Council
Meirelles, Fernando
Caine, Jeffrey
Channing-Williams, Simon
Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Daniele Harford, Packson Ngugi, Damaris Itenyo Agweyu, Bernard Otieno Oduor, Bill Nighy.
Director of photography, César Charlone ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Alberto Iglesias ; costume designer, Odile Dicks-Mireaux ; production designer, Mark Tildesley.
Based on the novel by John Le Carré.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: Deleted scenes; extended scene: "Haruma - play in Kibera"; "Embracing Africa:" filming in Kenya; John Le Carre: from page to the screen; "Anatomy of a global thriller:" behind the scenes of 'The constant gardener."
Le Carré, John, 1931- Film adaptations.
International business enterprises Corrupt practices Drama.
Corporations Corrupt practices Drama.
Murder Investigation Drama.
Human rights workers Kenya Drama.
Murder victims Kenya Drama.
Widowers Drama.
Motion pictures, German.
Motion pictures, British.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Motion pictures, British.
Film adaptations.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Film adaptations
Genre: Motion pictures, British
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: French
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Constant gardener
Director: Meirelles, Fernando
Actor: Fiennes, Ralph
Actor: Huston, Danny
Actor: Kounde, Hubert
Actor: Weisz, Rachel
Musical score composer: Iglesias, Alberto
Production studio: Potboiler Productions (Firm)
Production studio: Scion Films
Production studio: UK Film Council
Country of production: England
Country of production: Germany
Screenplay: Adaptations
Film technique: Live action