El jardinero fiel (2005)
El jardinero fiel es una película de cine británico dirigida por Fernando Meirelles basada en la novela de John Le Carré.
Cuando Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), diplomático británico en Nairobi, se entera de que su esposa, Tessa (Rachel Weisz), ha sido violada y asesinada y engañada, comienza su propia investigación. Haciendo caso omiso de las advertencias y de los rumores sobre una supuesta infidelidad de su esposa, Justin descubre que Tessa había destapado una trama internacional de corrupción, burocracia y acciones lucrativas de la industria farmacéutica.
The Constant Gardener is a 2005 drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles. The screenplay by Jeffrey Caine is based on the John le Carré novel of the same name. It tells the story of Justin Quayle, a man who seeks to find the motivating forces behind his wife’s murder.
The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston and Bill Nighy. It was filmed on location in Loiyangalani and the slums of Kibera, a section of Nairobi, Kenya. The situation affected the cast and crew to the extent that they set up the Constant Gardener Trust in order to provide basic education for these villages.
In London, Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) meets and falls in love with outspoken humanitarian Tessa (Rachel Weisz), a beautiful young activist who persuades him to take her back with him to Kenya.
Justin, a shy low-rung British diplomat and horticultural hobbyist posted in Kenya, is one to avoid making a fuss until he learns that his wife was found dead on the veldt. Tessa has been murdered at a crossroads along with her Kenyan driver. Her colleague doctor Arnold Bluhm (Hubert Koundé) is initially suspected of her murder but is later found to have been murdered on the same day as Tessa. Various rumours abound that the two were having an affair; however, it is later revealed that Bluhm is in fact gay.
As the mystery surrounding his wife’s death unfolds, Justin is radicalised in his determination to get to the bottom of his wife’s murder. He soon runs up against a drug corporation that is using Kenya’s population for fraudulent testing of a tuberculosis drug («dypraxa») with known harmful side effects and disregards the well-being of its poor African test subjects.