Sunday, 23 August 2009
I watched the film, The Constant Gardener, on ITV last night.
I watched the film, The Constant Gardener, on ITV last night. The acting was consummate and the story compelling. Based on the novel by John le Carré, this political thriller starred Ralph Fiennes as a British diplomat, and Rachel Weisz as his young wife, passionately and actively concerned about the poverty in Kenya, where her husband was posted. She was murdered, and her gentle, grieving, sensitive husband sought to tease out why and by whom. This led him into the typically corrupt world of a powerful pharmaceutical company and disturbing truths about drug testing in countries where lives are cheap and where the profit motive dominates. A story for our time, indeed.