The Constant Gardener

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  • 19 August 2009
The Constant Gardener

This month’s screening in association with The British Science Association is Fernando Meirelles’ thoughtful adaptation of John Le Carre’s thriller about the murky practices of multinational pharmaceutical companies in the third world. Medical microbiologist Dr Victoria Robertson will present a short lecture before this film and there will be a post film discussion.
Filmhouse, Edinburgh on Mon 24 Aug.

The Constant Gardener

  • 2005
  • US/UK
  • 2h 8min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, John Sibi-Okumu, Packson Ngugi, Archie Panjabi, Pete Postlethwaite

When Nairobi-based diplomat Justin Quayle's (Fiennes) outspoken activist wife Tess (Weisz) is found murdered in a remote region of Northern Kenya, he begins to uncover a whole load of dirty secrets. Beautifully structured and shot, Mereilles' film succeeds as both a polemical thriller and a retrospective love story, with…

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