October 19th, 2012: The Constant Gardener

Cast and Crew:  Fernando Meirelles (Director); Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite

What It’s About: Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) is a diplomat stationed in Kenya. His wife (Rachel Weisz) is raped and murdered by “bandits”, but Quayle knows there’s something wrong with the whole affair, that she was killed for digging too deep into *something*. Soon Quayle is up against a shady pharmaceutical company and his own colleagues.

Why Watch it Today?: Novelist John Le Carre, who wrote the novel that The Constant Gardener was based upon, was born today in 1931.

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