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The constant gardener [videorecording] /

by Meirelles, Fernando; Fiennes, Ralph; Weisz, Rachel; Kounde, Hubert; Huston, Danny; Harford, Daniele; Charlone, César; Iglesias, Alberto; Le Carré, John; Focus Features; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Focus Features spotlight series. Publisher: Universal City, CA : Focus Features : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006]Edition: Widescreen ed.Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1417030003.Language note: Dialogue in English with optional soundtrack in French, and with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.Title notes: $20.00 5/21/2006$20.00 3/3/2007Uniform titles: Constant gardener (Motion picture).Subject(s): Human rights workers -- Kenya -- Drama | Murder victims -- Kenya -- Drama | Widowers -- Drama | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | DVD-VideodiscCast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Daniele Harford, Packson Ngugi, Damaris Itenyo Agweyu, Bernard Otieno Oduor, Bill Nighy.Summary: 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.
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A man discovers a deadly secret when he tries to find out who killed the woman he loves in this suspense drama based on a novel by John Le Carré. Justin Quale (Ralph Fiennes) is a low-level British diplomat who has been given a new assignment in Kenya. Justin's wife, Tessa (Rachel Weisz), is an activist with a keen interest in issues of poverty and social justice; Justin urges her to avoid getting too deeply involved in the people living in Kenya, who are constantly dogged by poverty, but she shows little interest in obeying these instructions. This isn't the only area where Tessa has disregarded her husband, who suspects that she may have had an affair - for she started spending time with a handsome doctor once they settled in Kenya. One day, Tessa disappears, and is found brutally murdered; officials believe that she was murdered by the doctor after some sort of argument. However, before long Justin becomes convinced that there was a larger scheme that led to Tessa's death, and he begins digging into areas where he's not especially welcome, given his reputation as a man willing to let the wealthy and powerful do as they will. The Constant Gardener was the first English-speaking feature from Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles, who directed the international success City of God. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, single sided.

Dialogue in English with optional soundtrack in French, and with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

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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.

MPAA rating: R; for language, some violent images and sexual content/nudity.

$20.00 5/21/2006

$20.00 3/3/2007

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.

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."

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