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June 27, 2019 | Rome, Italy

The Constant Gardner

By | 2018-03-21T18:29:49+02:00 October 1st, 2006|Reviews|

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Date: 2006

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Starring: Ralphy Fiennes, Rachel Weisz

Elegant adaptation of John Le Carré’s Kenya novel, with enough UK government and drug company corruption to last two African lifetimes. Political message aside, Ralph Fiennes is magnificent (and fiercely modest) in the lead and “City of God” director Fernando Meirelles, a Brazilian with affectionate Third World eyes, surrounds him with a slew of able bodies. Rachel Weisz took home a supporting actress Oscar. Not bad for only 35 minutes of work. Fewer African clichés than ring-true characters, a rarity.

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Marcia Yarrow
A military brat, Marcia Yarrow was born in Hamburg, Germany but gewq up in Germany, Spain, and Provo, Utah. She's been writing for the magazine since its creation in 2004.

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