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Title The constant gardener [videorecording] / 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.

Imprint Universal City, CA : Focus Features : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Chevy Chase Library DVD    CON    Available
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    CON    Available
Edition Widescreen ed.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Focus Features spotlight series
Note 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."
Credits Director of photography, César Charlone ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Alberto Iglesias ; costume designer, Odile Dicks-Mireaux ; production designer, Mark Tildesley.
Cast Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Daniele Harford, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite, Packson Ngugi, Damaris Itenyo Agweyu, Bernard Otieno Oduor.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for language, some violent images and sexual content/nudity.
System Details DVD ; Region 1 ; Widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Closed-captioned.
Dialogue in English or dubbed French ; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Le Carré, John, 1931- -- Film and video adaptations.
Human rights workers -- Kenya -- Drama.
Murder victims -- Kenya -- Drama.
Widowers -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Meirelles, Fernando
Fiennes, Ralph.
Weisz, Rachel, 1971-
Kounde, Hubert
Huston, Danny, 1962-
Harford, Daniele
Nighy, Bill, 1949-
Postlethwaite, Pete
Charlone, César.
Iglesias, Alberto.
Le Carré, John, 1931-
Focus Features
ISBN 1417030003
Standard No. 025192629228
Music No. 26292 Focus Features

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