Constant Gardener (Full Frame)

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Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient) and Rachel Weisz (Constantine) give electrifying performances in this gripping suspense-thriller. A diplomat on the hunt for his wife's murderer uncovers a treacherous conspiracy that will destroy millions of innocent people - unless he can reveal its sinister roots. From the best-selling spy novel by John Le Carré comes this edge-of-your-seat story of murder, deception and revenge that critics are calling "a hair-raising thriller with an unforgettable finale" (Karen Durbin, Elle).


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 202086218
UPC 025192629327
UPC 14 00025192629327
Format DVD
Release Date 1/23/2007
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Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Ralph Fiennes
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Name Rachel Weisz
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Name Danny Huston
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Name Bill Nighy
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Name Fernando Meirelles
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Cast & Crew
Alberto Iglesias - Original Music By
Cesar Charlone - Cinematographer
Claire Simpson - Editor
Danny Huston - Actor
Fernando Meirelles - Director
Hubert Kounde - Actor
Jeff Abberley, et. al. - Executive Producer
Jeffrey Caine - Screenplay
John le Carre - Based On Novel By
Mark Tildesley - Production Designer
Rachel Weisz - Actor
Ralph Fiennes - Actor
Simon Channing-Williams, et. al. - Producer
Golden Globe (2006) Fernando Meirelles, Nominee, Best Director - Motion Picture,Rachel Weisz, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Venice Film Festival (2005) Fernando Meirelles, Nominee, Golden Lion
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review For his follow-up to City of God, Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles has elected to adapt John Le CarrŽ's The Constant Gardener into movie form. A slow-burn thriller simmering with international intrigue, the book would at first seem too long and complex to be crammed into a two-hour motion picture. But Jeffrey Caine's screenplay does a solid job of distilling the essence of the novel into something manageable, and Meirelles' kinetic, in-your-face style lends energy and immediacy to the proceedings.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The Constant Gardener begins with a strong, angry story, and peoples it with actors who let it happen to them, instead of rushing ahead to check off the surprises. It seems solidly grounded in its Kenyan locations; like City of God, it feels organically rooted. Like many Le Carre stories, it begins with grief and proceeds with sadness toward horror. Its closing scenes are as cynical about international politics and commerce as I can imagine. I would like to believe they are an exaggeration, but I fear they are not. This is one of the year's best films.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Deleted Scenes, Extended Scene, Featurettes, English, French, Spanish Subtitled
Rex Reed, The New York Observer A first-rate spy game!
Karen Durbin, Elle A hair-raising thriller with an unforgettable finale.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone One of the year's best movies!
Claudia Puig, USA Today Riveting! A taut and gripping thriller.

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