The Constant Gardener

2005

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Wiesz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Screenplay by: Jeffrey Caine – based on the novel by John le Carre.

Producer: Simon Channing Williams

Executive Producers: Gail Egan, Jeff Abberley, Julia Blackman, Robert Jones, Donald Ranvaud

Adapted from John le Carre’s best seller, this is the compelling story of a comfortable career diplomat whose life is overturned when his idealistic young wife is found brutally murdered in Northern Kenya. Who has killed her and why is the question that propels him on an odyssey across Europe and finally back to Africa to the site of her death, just one step ahead of the henchmen of the pharmaceuticals company that can never allow his damning discoveries to be made public.

Awards:
Academy Awards 2006: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 
BAFTA Awards 2006: Best Editing
Golden Globes 2006: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
British Independent Film Awards 2005: Best British Independent Film, Best Actor, Best Actress
Cannes Film Festival 2006: Original Film Score
Venice Film Festival 2005: Best International Film
ALMA Awards 2006: Outstanding Director of a Motion Picture
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2007: Best Foreign-Language Film
Evening Standard British Film Awards 2006: Best Film, Best Actor
Iowa Film Critics Awards 2006: Best Supporting Actress
London Critics Circle Film Awards 2006: British Film of the Year, Best Actor of the Year, British Actress of the Year, British Producer of the Year
New York Film Critics, Online 2005: Best Director, Top Films of the Year
North Texas Film Critics Association 2005: Best Supporting Actress
Online Film & Television Association 2006: Best Film Editing
SESC Film Festival, Brazil 2006: Best Foreign Director
San Diego Film Critic Society Awards 2005: Best Supporting Actress
Satellite Awards 2005: Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, Outstanding Cinematography
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
St. Louis Film Critics Association 2005: Best Supporting Actress
Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2005: Best Supporting Actress
World Soundtrack Awards 2006: Soundtrack Composer of the Year, Best Original Soundtrack of the Year

 

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