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The Constant Gardener Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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 Fernando Meirelles. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 31, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Art Directors Guild Mark Tildesley Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film 2005 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Simon Channing-Williams Best British Producer 2005 Winner
London Film Critics Association Ralph Fiennes Best British Actor 2005 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Rachel Weisz Best Supporting Actress 2005 Winner
London Film Critics Association Rachel Weisz Best British Actress 2005 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Rachel Weisz Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2005 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Rachel Weisz Best Supporting Actress 2005 Winner
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Rachel Weisz Best Supporting Actress 2005 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rachel Weisz Best Supporting Actress 2005 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Rachel Weisz Best Actress 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Rachel Weisz Best Actor 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Rachel Weisz Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Iowa Film Critics Association Rachel Weisz Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Rachel Weisz Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Rachel Weisz Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Cora Witherspoon Best Picture - Drama 2005 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Jeffrey Caine Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jeffrey Caine Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Jeffrey Caine Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Jeffrey Caine Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeffrey Caine Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts César Charlone Best Cinematography 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alberto Iglesias Best Film Music 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alberto Iglesias Best Original Score 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Claire Simpson Best Editing 2005 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Claire Simpson Best Editing 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Claire Simpson Best Editing 2005 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Claire Simpson Best Edited Feature - Drama 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Stuart Wilson Best Sound 2005 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Fernando Meirelles Best Director 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fernando Meirelles Best Director 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fernando Meirelles Best Director 2005 Nominee

Crew

Fernando Meirelles
Director
Simon Channing-Williams
Producer
John Le Carré
Book Author
Jeffrey Caine
Screenwriter
César Charlone
Cinematographer
Alberto Iglesias
Composer (Music Score)
Claire Simpson
Editor
Mark Tildesley
Production Designer
Henning Molfenter
Co-producer
Thierry Potok
Co-producer
Tracey Seaward
Co-producer
Jeff Abberley
Executive Producer
Robert Jones
Executive Producer
Julia Blackman
Executive Producer
Gail Egan
Executive Producer
Don Ranvaud
Executive Producer
Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Costume Designer
Leo Davis
Casting
Christine Blundell
Hair Styles
Christine Blundell
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