Constant Gardener (Blu-ray)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Specifications

Studio Universal Can/zoom
SKU 221749223
UPC 065935824121
UPC 14 00065935824121
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/18/2011
Keywords
British
Conspiracy Theories
London, England
Politics
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles, whose previous film, CITY OF GOD, won awards all over the world--and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2004 Oscars--has crafted another highly entertaining yet important film. Beautifully shot in Kenya, Germany, Sudan, Manitoba, and London, THE CONSTANT GARDENER, based on a bestselling novel by John Le Carré, is an exciting mix of romance and spy thriller. Ralph Fiennes stars as Justin Quayle, a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife, Tessa (Rachel Weisz), is killed, he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy. Jeffrey Caine's powerful screenplay alternates between flashbacks of Justin and Tessa's relationship and Justin's hunt for the truth, which makes him a target--although he doesn't know who is after him. Fine support is offered by Danny Huston as his close friend and confidant, Sandy; Bill Nighy as shady British official Sir Bernard Pellegrin; and Hubert Koundé as Arnold Bluhm, an African doctor who might have been a little too friendly with Tessa. Meirelles's pacing is outstanding, switching effortlessly between political intrigue, action adventure, and love story. And Fiennes and Weisz give strong performances playing complex characters that will continually surprise the audience. THE CONSTANT GARDENER is a thrilling tale from start to finish.
Reviews
Movieline's Hollywood Life "THE CONSTANT GARDENER, a thriller with something on its mind, confirms the talents of Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles..." 07/01/2005 p.99-100
Premiere "[T]he ever-extraordinary Fiennes is the most quietly outstanding of the lot, miraculously showing us how his character literally ages with grief." 09/01/2005 p.55,"Movies that try to juggle a message of political or social significance with a love story often can't manage either, so the makers of this thriller deserve extra plaudits for their tender and intelligent handling of both." 03/01/2006 p.111
Entertainment Weekly "[Meirelles] brightens the author's wide, dark field with rich color....The movie is smart, serious, and adult about something that matters..." 09/02/2005 p.58
Rolling Stone "Meirelles emerges with one of the year's best and most provocative movies. Long after it's over, you still feel its sting." 08/25/2005 p.112
New York Times "[U]nusually satisfying....Mr. Meirelle's film actually bothers to say something about global politics....This is a supremely well-executed piece of popular entertainment that is likely to linger in your mind and may even trouble your conscience." 08/31/2005 p.E1-E7
USA Today "THE CONSTANT GARDENER is a masterwork of suspense, romance and political intrigue. It is a taut and gripping thriller that dazzles the eyes and engages the brain in a way that few recent films have come close to approaching." 07/08/2005 p.6E
Sight and Sound "THE CONSTANT GARDENER is as much an incisive post-mortem of a relationship as it is a politically charged procedural." 10/01/2005 p.50-51
Uncut Ranked #17 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "[T]his is an engrossing, intelligent film." 01/01/2006 p.82-83
Directors
Fernando Meirelles
Actors
Ralph Fiennes
Rachel Weisz
Cast & Crew
Anneke Kim Sarnau - Star
Ralph Fiennes - Star
Rachel Weisz - Star
Pete Postlethwaite - Star
Nick Reding - Star
Donald Apiyo - Star
Bill Nighy - Star
Danny Huston - Star
Daniele Harford - Star
Hubert Kounde - Star
Jeffrey Caine - Screenwriter
Julia Blackman - Executive Producer
Donald K. Ranvaud - Executive Producer
Robert Jones - Executive Producer
John Le Carré - Source Writer
Tracey Seaward - Executive Producer
Jeff Abberley - Executive Producer
Simon Channing Williams - Producer
Alberto Iglesias - Composer
César Charlone - Director of Photography
Gail Egan - Executive Producer
Fernando Meirelles - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
UPC 00065935824121
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 129 minutes
Color Color
Awards
Name Rachel Weisz
Award Category Best Supporting Actress
Award Status Winner
Award Year 2005
Award Giver Academy Awards

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Importcds $8.14 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All our items are brand new - Ships directly from our Warehouse in California - Estimated delivery time: 5-7 days after shipment.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Blow It Outa Here $11.50 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All products are BRAND NEW and factory sealed. Fast shipping with tracking and delivery confirmation! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Movie Mars $9.62 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
The Constant Gardener
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$8.14 + $2.98 shipping
$27.98 You save $19.84 (70%)
Earn 9 ($0.09) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Importcds
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT