The Constant Gardener (2005)

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A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

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  • Fernando Meirelles on the set of THE CONSTANT GARDENER, a Focus Features release.
  • Ralph Fiennes stars in Fernando Meirelles' THE CONSTANT GARDENER, a Focus Features release.
  • Ralph Fiennes stars in Fernando Meirelles' THE CONSTANT GARDENER , a Focus Features release.
  • Annie Parisse at an event for The Constant Gardener (2005)
  • Pete Postlethwaite stars in Fernando Meirelles' THE CONSTANT GARDENER, a Focus Features release.
  • Annie Parisse at an event for The Constant Gardener (2005)

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31 August 2005 | WCS02
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| It left me wondering: "How close to the truth did they actually come?"
I walked away from The Constant Gardener wondering how drug companies actually bench test their drugs. (The current Vioxx settlement certainly inspired cynicism) This is a thriller for the thinking crowd – with sufficient chase scenes and action sequences to justify the genre. It's paced slower then the average Grisham or Ludlum (Jason Bourne) movies I've come to love. But if you're interested in the stark realities of how medicines are tested in third world nations without having to endure negative consequences, this is a film you will want to see. It purports to reveal real-world events from Africa.

Pharmaceutical company corporate greed and compromised government ethics set the mood as Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz (on separate courses) do what they can to reveal the corruption spinning all around them. Fiennes is a British diplomat who understands what it takes to succeed in a compromising diplomatic position. Weisz refuses to give in. She's on a mission to reveal the truth - taking the political activist route - from the moment they meet. Fiennes is a love interest to the luscious Weisz, someone who offers an opportunity to cut the red tape and speed the truth about the mischief to which the drug company(s) are up to in Africa.

It's a brilliant movie showcasing how third world countries are (or can be) exploited. It deals with how a major pharmaceutical firm conducts harmful tests on ignorant, unsuspecting Kenyans. We see the other side of Africa – the side unseen in the enticing Kenyan safari tourist posters.

This is a thriller that thrills both the mind as well as the spirit. It left me wondering, "how close to the truth did they actually come?"

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