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Writers:
Jeffrey Caine (screenplay)
John le Carré (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
31 August 2005 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Love. At any cost.
Plot:
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 33 wins & 56 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Ralph Fiennes ... Justin Quayle

Rachel Weisz ... Tessa Quayle
Hubert Koundé ... Dr. Arnold Bluhm (as Hubert Kounde)

Danny Huston ... Sandy Woodrow
Daniele Harford ... Miriam
Packson Ngugi ... Officer in Morgue
Damaris Itenyo Agweyu ... Jomo's Wife
Bernard Otieno Oduor ... Jomo

Bill Nighy ... Sir Bernard Pellegrin
Keith Pearson ... Porter Coleridge
John Sibi-Okumu ... Dr. Joshua Ngaba

Donald Sumpter ... Tim Donohue

Archie Panjabi ... Ghita Pearson
Nick Reding ... Crick

Gerard McSorley ... Sir Kenneth Curtiss

Juliet Aubrey ... Gloria Woodrow
Jacqueline Maribe ... Wanza Kiluhu
Donald Apiyo ... Kioko

Pete Postlethwaite ... Lorbeer
Samuel Otage ... Mustafa

Anneke Kim Sarnau ... Birgit
Mumbi Kaigwa ... Grace Makanga
John Moller ... Athletic Unshaven Man
Andre Leenheer ... Shaven Headed Man
Lydia M. Manyasi ... Kenyan Newsreader
Steenie Njoroge ... 1st Journalist
Stuart Wheeler ... 2nd Journalist
Chris Payne ... Mike Mildren
Nyajima Jial ... Esmerelda
Brigid M. Kakenyi ... Hospital Administrator
Katherine Damaris ... Nurse
Christopher Okinda ... Doctor
Ainea Ojiambo ... Police Driver
Peter King Nzioki ... Policeman 1
Ng'ang'a Kirumburu ... Policeman 2 (as Kirumburu Ng'ang'a)
Ben Parker ... Det. Inspector Deasey

John Keogh ... Immigration Official

Jeffrey Caine ... Club Servant
Richard McCabe ... Arthur Hammond (as Richard Mccabe)

Rupert Simonian ... Guido Hammond
Teresa Harder ... Birgit's Secretary
Thomas Chemnitz ... Uniformed Policeman
Joe Christopher Rhode ... Karl
Edgar Nicholas Rhode ... Karl (as Edgar Nicolas Rhode)
Eva Plackner ... Crossing Guard
Claire Simpson ... Maude Donohue
Sidede Onyulo ... Jonah Andika
Chris Lightburn-Jones ... Aid Worker
Ann Achan ... Aduk
Dang Wuor Diew ... Sudanese Man
Ben Gardiner ... Harry Woodrow
The Kizingo Arts Troupe ... Performer: 'Huruma' - Aids Play
Lucy Achieng ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Elizabeth Karanja ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Elzabeth Karanja ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Sele Mzamil ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Suleiman Bakari ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Juma Musa ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Jane Obada ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Florence Chamba ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Triza Musimbi ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Benson Obiva ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Ibrahim Chitaya ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Eric Mutua ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Leonard Ongaya ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Abdallah Juma ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
Anne Mwikali ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
James Osoo ... Member of The Kizingo Arts Troupe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denis Schnegg ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Fernando Meirelles 
 
Writing credits
Jeffrey Caine (screenplay)

John le Carré (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Jeff Abberley .... executive producer
Julia Blackman .... executive producer
Simon Channing Williams .... producer
Gail Egan .... executive producer
Robert Jones .... executive producer
Henning Molfenter .... co-producer
Thierry Potok .... co-producer
Donald Ranvaud .... executive producer
Tracey Seaward .... co-producer
Jim Shamoon .... executive producer: Blue Sky Films, Kenya
Mario Zvan .... executive producer: Blue Sky Films, Kenya
 
Original Music by
Alberto Iglesias 
 
Cinematography by
César Charlone (director of photography) (as Cesar Charlone)
 
Film Editing by
Claire Simpson 
 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
 
Production Design by
Mark Tildesley 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Lowe (supervising art director)
Denis Schnegg 
 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Day 
Alexis Labra (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux  (as Odile Dicks Mireaux)
 
Makeup Department
Hannayi Barbara .... makeup assistant: Kenya
Christine Blundell .... hair designer
Christine Blundell .... makeup designer
Kirstin Chalmers .... hair assistant: London (as Kirsten Chalmers)
Kirstin Chalmers .... makeup assistant: London (as Kirsten Chalmers)
Julius Goosen .... hair trainee: London
Julius Goosen .... makeup trainee: London
Nuria Mbomio .... hair assistant: London
Nuria Mbomio .... makeup assistant: London
Gillianne Obaso .... makeup artist: Kenya (as Gillianne Obasu)
Zara Pasha .... makeup trainee: Kenya
Petra Schaumann .... makeup assistant: Germany
Matthew Smith .... prosthetics: Animated Extras (as Matt Smith)
Lesa Warrener .... hair artist
Lesa Warrener .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Grant Hall .... unit manager: London
Robin Hollister .... unit manager: Kenya
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Nick Laws .... production manager: Kenya
Mark Nolting .... unit manager: Germany
Lisa Parker .... production manager
Nicci Perrow .... production manager: Moonlighting Filmmakers Pty Ltd.
Hemal Shah .... production manager: Kenya
Chris Wilding .... unit manager: Kenya
Sonja B. Zimmer .... production manager: Germany (as Sonja B Zimmer)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susan Drennan .... third assistant director
Carlos Fidel .... second assistant director
Till Hohenberger .... third assistant director: Germany
Wambui Kairo .... second assistant director: Kenya
Candy Marlowe .... crowd second assistant director: London
Konga Mbandu .... first assistant director: Kenya
Thorne Mutert .... second assistant director: Germany
Susanna Nedza .... crowd assistant director: Germany
Nick Njache .... third assistant director: Kenya
Ulrike Schaare .... third assistant director: Germany (as Ulrike Schaare-Kringer)
Sabine Schulmeyer .... crowd assistant director: Germany
Richard Styles .... first assistant director
David Antoniuk .... assistant director: Canada (uncredited)
Megan Basaraba .... third assistant director: Canada (uncredited)
Charles Crossin .... second assistant director: Canada (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Eddie Baker .... dressing props: London
Friederike Beckert .... storeman: Germany
Rob Brown .... construction manager: London
Barry Chapman .... prop man: London
John Chege .... carpenter: Kenya (as John Chege Gachoka)
Graham Cole .... construction manager: Kenya
Christian Ehlert .... lead man: Germany
Arwel Evans .... location prop master
Daniel Fabry .... art department runner: Germany
Mark French .... prop man: London
Julius Gatheri .... carpenter: Kenya
Evans Gitau .... head carpenter: Kenya
Stephen Gitau .... carpenter: Kenya
Kuria Joseph Githau .... carpenter: Kenya
Dancan Nzuka Ivutha .... bender: Kenya
John Juma Juma .... carpenter: Kenya
Patrick Kabaru .... carpenter: Kenya
Frederick Kago .... carpenter: Kenya
Mungai Solomon N. Kamau .... carpenter: Kenya (as Mungai Solomon N Kamau)
Stanley Chege Kariuki .... carpenter: Kenya
John Njoroge Kimani .... carpenter: Kenya
Sam Kombo .... storeman: Kenya
Carol Kupisz .... graphic designer
James K. Kuria .... painter: Kenya
Coralie Lew .... assistant art director
Chris Lightburn-Jones .... supervising prop master
Brian Lofthouse .... prop master: London
Lisa Loher .... set dresser: Germany
Cathal MacIlwaine .... standby carpenter: London (as Cathal Macilwaine)
John Mwangi Maina .... carpenter: Kenya
Richard Warui Maingi .... prop assistant: Kenya
Samson Maitemi .... standby carpenter: Kenya
Dale Manning .... art department assistant: London
Peter Mbugua .... mason: Kenya
Moses Mugera .... carpenter: Kenya
Paul Mungai .... head painter: Kenya (as Paul Mungai Kinyanjui)
Hazron Mwangi .... carpenter: Kenya
Teresia Mwangi .... art department assistant: Kenya
Peter Ndungu .... carpenter: Kenya
Peter Ndungu .... prop man: Kenya
Samuel Ndungu .... welder: Kenya
Francis Ngugi .... mason: Kenya
Paul Njonjo .... carpenter: Kenya
Elizabeth Nyagah .... prop assistant: Kenya
Henry Oginga .... carpenter: Kenya
Sylvester Otieno .... painter: Kenya
Uli Passauer .... set dresser: Germany (as Ulrich Passauer)
Alexandra Pilhatsch .... prop buyer: Germany
Matthias Prange .... stand-by carpenter: Germany
Kathryn Pyle .... assistant prop buyer
John Ogutu Radol .... painter: Kenya
David Roberts .... prop man: London
Tom Roberts .... standby painter: London (as Tommy Roberts)
Gilbert Michira Rondani .... prop assistant: Kenya
Oliver Rose .... assistant prop master: Germany
Christian Schaefer .... art director: Germany (as Christian Schäfer)
Julia Seth Smith .... art buyer: Kenya (as Julia Seth-Smith)
John Silva .... construction assistant: Kenya
Michael Silva .... props assistant: Kenya
John Stephen Forrest Smith .... draughtsman: London
Vittoria Sogno .... art director: Kenya
Florian Speidel .... set dresser: Germany
John Sulwe .... welder: Kenya
Beatrice Tabitha .... assistant storeman: Kenya
Nick Thomas .... prop master: Kenya
James Wachira .... carpenter: Kenya
Simon Waithaka .... prop assistant: Kenya
Lawrence Wambu .... painter: Kenya
Lawrence Wathiga .... standby painter: Kenya
Joey Weber .... prop master: Germany
Bill MacInnis .... greens (uncredited)
Laura Souter .... art director: Canada (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nick Adams .... sound effects editor
Orin Beaton .... boom operator
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Jennie Evans .... additional effects editor
Anthony Faust .... foley mixer
Phil Freudenfeld .... re-recordist (as Phillip Mark Freudenfeld)
Steve Hancock .... re-recordist
Mark Kihara .... second boom operator: Kenya
Rob Killick .... re-recordist (as Robert Killick)
Richard Kondal .... assistant sound editor
Mike Prestwood Smith .... re-recording mixer (as Michael Prestwood Smith)
Matthias Richter .... second boom operator: Germany
Sam Southwick .... foley editor
Joakim Sundström .... supervising sound editor
Sven Taits .... re-recording mixer
Stuart Wilson .... production sound mixer
Paul Wrightson .... adr editor
Don Baker .... sound assistant: Canada (uncredited)
Alexander Beddow .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Colette D. Dahanne .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Anthony Faust .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Nick Foley .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Philip Jenkins .... studio assistant (uncredited)
Leon Johnson .... production sound mixer: Canada (uncredited)
Mitch Low .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Khama Matiti .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Paul Morrow .... boom operator: Canada (uncredited)
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Adcock .... special effects assistant: Kenya
Tyrell Kemlo .... special effects assistant: Kenya
Mickey Kirsten .... special effects foreman: Kenya
Jason Leinster .... wireman: Kenya
Cordell McQueen .... special effects supervisor: Kenya
Patrick Obero .... special effects assistant: Kenya
Randy Selwano .... special effects assistant: Kenya
Athanasius Silva .... special effects assistant: Kenya (as Colin Athanasius Silva)
Alexis Haggar .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Paul McGuinness .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Robert Yeager .... special effects coordinator: Canada (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Andy Burrow .... scanning and recording manager: Framestore CFC
James Clarke .... scanning: recording and digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Michael Davis .... visual effects producer: Framestore CFC
Adrian De Wet .... digital supervisor: Framestore CFC
Jerome Dewhurst .... di engineer
Jonathan Dredge .... scanning: recording and digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Luke Drummond .... title compositing: Framestore CFC
Alistair Hamer .... film mastering engineer: Framestore CFC
Jan Hogevold .... production executive: Framestore CFC
Charles Howell .... visual effects producer: Framestore CFC
Drew Jones .... visual effects executive producer: Framestore CFC
Roz Lowrie .... visual effects editor: Framestore CFC
Claire McGrane .... senior digital intermediate producer: Framestore CFC (as Claire Mcgrane)
Adrian Metzelaar .... compositor: Framestore CFC
Tom Partridge .... visual effects avid editor: Framestore CFC
Dan Perry .... scanning: recording and digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Cal Sawyer .... data operations: Framestore CFC
Maria Stroka .... digital intermediate producer: Framestore CFC
Steve Wagendorp .... digital assembly: Framestore CFC
Corrina Wilson .... compositor: Framestore CFC
Annabel Wright .... scanning: recording and digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Rodrigo Bernardo .... systems engineer (uncredited)
Sule Bryan .... digital compositor: Framestore-CFC (uncredited)
Paul Doogan .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup (uncredited)
Alec East .... video graphics designer (uncredited)
Andrew Francis .... telecine operator (uncredited)
Simon French .... camera technical director: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Ben Gillingham-Sutton .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Joe Godfrey .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup (uncredited)
Dianne Gordon .... data operations: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Jack James .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Gareth Jones .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Kevin Lowery .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup (uncredited)
Dan McRae .... digital lab quality control paint artist (uncredited)
Maria Michalopoulou .... data operator: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Stuart Nippard .... data operator (uncredited)
Howard Protheroe .... digital paint & roto artist: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Dave Robinson .... systems engineer (uncredited)
Aatesh Shah .... systems engineer: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Matina Skouteri .... scanning and recording operator (uncredited)
Anthony Smith .... digital paint artist: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Paola Varvaro .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Stephen Willey .... systems engineer (uncredited)
Tim Young .... digital paint & roto artist: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Daryl Andrews .... stunt crew
Roly Jansen .... stunt co-ordinator: Kenya
Charles K. Kembero .... assistant stunt co-ordinator: Kenya (as Charles Kembero)
Anthony Mo Marais .... assistant stunt co-ordinator: Kenya (as Mo Marais)
Jake Mervine .... stunt crew (as Jake Mervin)
Danie Sandenbergh .... stunt driver: Kenya (as David Sandenbergh)
Armin Sauer .... stunt co-ordinator: Germany
Rene Schobes .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Rick Skene .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ezekiel Andika .... electrician: Kenya
Paul Antoni .... grip
Telfer Barnes .... focus puller: "b" camera, Kenya
Harry Bowers .... clapper loader: "b" camera, London
Chris Bryant .... rigging electrician: London
Jaap Buitendijk .... stills photographer
Anthony Burnes .... best boy: London
Rocky Burnes .... rigging electrician: London
Peter Byrne .... clapper loader
Ergun Cankaya .... "c" camera operator: Germany
Harmon Cusack .... aerial camera operator: Kenya
Steve Cussell .... rigging electrician: London
Amar Desai .... vtr assistant: Kenya
Birgit Dierken .... focus puller: "c" camera, Germany
Nicole Dierken .... focus puller: "b" camera, Germany
Gary Donague .... rigging gaffer: London (as Gary Donoghue)
Benjamin Dreythaller .... electrician: Germany
Jason Dully .... trainee camera: London
John Evans .... clapper loader: "c" camera, Kenya
Warren Ewen .... rigging electrician: London
Ralph Fiennes .... camera operator: Justin Quayle POV, Kenya
Peter Fritscher .... rigging gaffer: Germany
Thomas Gosda .... electrician: Germany
Sebastian Gross .... camera trainee: Germany
Paul Hatchman .... key grip
Chris Hawkins .... standby rigger: London
George K. Kahura .... electrician: Kenya (as George K Kahura)
Peter Njogu Kamau .... electrician: Kenya
Peter Kioko .... grip
Franz-Xaver Kringer .... focus puller: "b" camera, Germany (as Franz Xavier Kringer)
Martin König .... electrician: Germany
Andy Long .... gaffer
Benson Maingi .... best boy: Kenya
Gary McKerr .... rigging electrician: London (as Gary Mckerr)
Mark Milsome .... "b" focus puller: London
Paul Molloy .... electrician: London
John Peter Mungai .... camera trainee: Kenya (as John Mungai)
Peter Murimi .... vtr assistant: Kenya
Florian Niedermeier .... electrician: Germany
Stanley Njuguna .... location electrician: Kenya
Steve Obunde .... key grip
Saul Ogada .... electrician: Kenya
Francis Wanyandeh Ouma .... electrician: Kenya (as Francis Ouma)
Diego Quemada-Díez .... "b" camera operator
Robert Rabson .... electrician: London (as Rob Rabson)
Alastair Rae .... "b" camera operator
André Schwemmin .... electrician: Germany (as Andre Schwemmin)
Chris Summers .... clapper loader: "b" camera, Kenya
Olly Tellett .... focus puller
Chris Thompson .... video operator: London
William Tracey .... rigging gaffer (as Billy Tracey)
Sven Trebus .... electrician: Germany
Hannes Tröger .... additional grip: Germany
Tony Turner .... second company grip: London
David Wall .... generator operator: London (as Jim Wall)
Bob Walton .... rigging electrician: London
Robert Wedemeyer .... dolly grip: Germany
Christian Wehrle .... video operator: Germany
Ole Ziesemann .... clapper loader: "c" camera, Germany
William Mills .... key grip: Canada (uncredited)
Alastair Rae .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Brian Sanders .... first assistant camera: Canada (uncredited)
Terry Thiessen .... grip (uncredited)
Shauna Townley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Annette Borgmann .... casting director: Germany
Lissy Holm .... assistant casting director
Lenny Juma .... crowd casting: Kenya
Emily Mabonga .... casting: Kenya
Mwakalafu Muniafu .... casting assistant: Kenya
Iris Müller .... extras casting: Germany
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Marcel Dykiert .... extras casting (uncredited)
Eleanor Erum .... extras casting assistant: Canada (uncredited)
Kari Rieger .... extras casting director: Canada (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cyprine Atieno .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya
Liza Brzonskalla .... wardrobe assistant: Germany
Kate Chilcott .... costumes: standby
John Denison .... costumes: standby
Lou Durkin .... costume assistant: London
Elizabeth Glaysher .... wardrobe supervisor: Kenya
Katy Hackney .... costume assistant: London
Sparka Lee Hall .... wardrobe assistant: Germany
Anne Kalui .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya
Anne Wairimu Kariuki .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya
Christopher Kariuki .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya (as Chris Kariuki)
Carolin Koenig .... wardrobe trainee: Germany
Ann Kombo .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya
Willie Kyalo .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya
Sharon Long .... costume assistant: London
Colin May .... costume assistant: London
Caroline McCall .... costumes: standby (as Caroline Mccall)
Rana Mekapi .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya
Domie Mueni .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya
Catherine Muthee .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya
Charles Mutiso .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya (as Charles Muli Mutiso)
Joseph Mwangangi .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya
Tessa Neylan .... wardrobe assistant: Kenya
Urrashi Patel .... sari fitter: Kenya
Jane Petrie .... assistant costume designer
Laurie Saint-Hillier .... costume assistant: London
Cristy Watson .... costume assistant: London (as Christy Watson)
Charlotte Wiseman .... costume assistant: London
Michelle Boulet .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Anne T. Delaney .... principal-costume maker (uncredited)
Christy Watson .... assistant costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kerri Aungle .... negative cutter: Computamatch
Tone Davies .... laboratory project supervisor: Soho Images
Ravi Desai .... editor trainee: FT2
Adam Glasman .... colorist: Framestore CFC
Nigel Horn .... laboratory contact: Soho Images
Darryl Huxley .... technical director: The Machine Room
Bek Leigh .... post-production coordinator
Lorraine Lydon .... colourist: rushes, The Machine Room
Veronica Marcano .... negative cutter: Computamatch (as Veronica Marcarno)
Keith Mason .... first assistant editor
Asa Shoul .... colorist: Framestore CFC
Rachael Steed .... rushes coordinator: The Machine Room
Mick Vincent .... supervising colourist: The Machine Room
Neil Stenhouse .... rushes operator (uncredited)
Lawrence Howard Williams .... post digital media operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Cristina Aragon .... translator
Francesco Cameli .... assistant music engineer
Javier Casado .... music co-producer
Javier Casado .... soloist: accordion
Simon Chamberlain .... soloist: piano
Paul Clarvis .... percussion specialist
Javier Crespo .... soloist: ronroco
José Luis Crespo .... score recording & mixing (as José Luis Crespo Dueñas)
David Daniels .... soloist: cello
Karen Elliott .... music supervisor: Hothouse Music Ltd.
Ana Eusa .... composer management: RLM
Vic Fraser .... music copyist
Rebecca Gatrell .... music supervisor: Hothouse Music Ltd. (as Becca Gatrell)
Robert Houston .... assistant engineer (as Rob Houston)
Alberto Iglesias .... orchestra conductor
Skaila Kanga .... soloist: harp
Christopher Laurence .... soloist: double bass (as Chris Laurence)
Tony Lewis .... music editor
Julia Malkova .... soloist: viola (as Yulia Malkova)
Javier Martín .... composer management: RLM
Ayub Ogada .... musician: nyatiti and vocals
Sam Okell .... assistant engineer
John Parricelli .... soloist: guitar
Javier Paxariño .... soloist: Turkish clarinet, nawala and mizmar
Frank Ricotti .... soloist: marimba
Bruce White .... viola
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Phillip Amba .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
George Andrews .... driver: London
Jarad Angima .... driver: Kenya
Eddie Aniere .... transport supervisor: Kenya
George Atsiaya .... driver: Kenya
Ilow Baltor .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Waseem Barlas .... transport coordinator: London
Victor Biwott .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Jamie Burden .... driver: London
John Burden .... driver: London
Fredrick Chepsror .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Ian Colmar .... driver: London
Martin Colmar .... driver: London
Moritz Dirks .... prop driver: Germany
Tony Driver .... driver: London
Jens Enderling .... transportation coordinator: Germany
Dennis Erdmann .... driver: Germany
Bernard Gatheru .... transport assistant: Kenya
Justin Gathumbi .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Stephen Gichoi .... driver: Kenya
Rueben Gitau .... driver: Kenya
Peter Githaiga .... driver: Kenya
Gideon Gitonga .... driver: Kenya
Marian Goepel .... driver captain: Germany
Paul Graham .... driver: London
Frank Gust .... driver: Germany
Matthias Haase .... prop driver: Germany
Ben Harrington .... driver: London
Katja Heissig .... driver: Germany
Till Hennig .... driver: Germany
Daniel Huhn .... driver: Germany
Mohammed Hussan .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Axel Hübner .... driver: Germany (as Axel Huebner)
Stephen Irungu .... driver: Kenya
James Kalaa .... driver: Kenya
James Wachira Kamahiu .... driver: Kenya
John Kamau .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Boniface Kariuki .... driver: Kenya
Dickson Kariuki .... driver: Kenya
James Kariuki .... driver: Kenya
George Keegan .... driver: Kenya
Alex Kimani .... driver: Kenya
George Kimani .... driver: Kenya
Joseph Kimani .... driver: Kenya
Joseph Kingangi .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Simon Kinyua .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Mike Kioko .... driver: Kenya
David Kipling .... costume truck driver: London
Oliver Kueper .... transportation secretary: Germany
Charles Kyengo .... driver: Kenya
Saidi Latoya .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Muli Leonard .... driver: Kenya
James Macharia .... driver: Kenya
Johnson Macharia .... driver: Kenya
Peter Macharia .... driver: Kenya
James Maina .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
John Maina .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Noor Mangia .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Yunis Mangia .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Lawrence Mathea .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Samson Mathu .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
George Mbugua .... generator driver: Kenya
Norbert Mentrop .... driver: Germany (as Nobert Mentorp)
Grit Menzzer .... driver: Germany
Peti Misaila .... driver: Germany (as Petra 'Peti' Misaila)
Rashid Mohammed .... transport coordinator: Kenya
Sadik Mohammed .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Ben Muchiri .... driver: Kenya
Birk Mueller .... driver: Germany
Edward Mugane .... driver: Kenya
Francis Muhia .... driver: Kenya
David Muiruri .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Jarad Muiruri .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Francis Mulwa .... driver: Kenya
Charles Munene .... driver: Kenya
Patrick Mungai .... driver: Kenya
Patrick Mungai .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
George Murage .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Peter Murage .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Daniel Mutugi .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Daniel Mwai .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
James Mwangi .... driver: Kenya
Steven Ndegwa .... driver: Kenya
Willy Ngaruiya .... driver: Kenya
James Ngatia .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
John Njoroge .... action cars mechanic: Kenya
John Njoroge .... driver: Kenya
John Njoroge .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Joseph Njoroge .... driver: Kenya
Jacob Ochieng .... driver: Kenya
Mark Odera .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Steven Ogola .... driver: Kenya
Samuel Okoth .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Banadick Orbora .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Johnny Ott .... driver: camera car, London
Samuel Rasha .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Hussein Salim .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Joe Savino .... driver: London
Knuth Sorgers .... driver: Germany
Ephantus Tauna .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Ray Thompson .... driver: London
John Njoroge Wainaina .... action cars mechanic: Kenya
John Waithaka .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Joseph Waithaka .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
George Waiyaki .... driver: Kenya
Jimmy Walters .... driver: London
Joshua Wambua .... driver: Kenya
Moses Wanjau .... transport assistant: Kenya
Boro Waro .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Chris Wateman .... costume truck driver: London
Nick Waweru .... driver: Kenya
Silke Werner .... driver: Germany
Marlene Woznicki .... driver: Germany
Roba Yahani .... driver: Loiyangalani, Kenya
Ferdinand Yeswa .... driver: Kenya
John Bekavac .... driver: Canada (uncredited)
Marlow .... driver: Mr. Fiennes, Canada (uncredited)
Dave Perich .... driver: cast, Canada (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Janine Abery .... production coordinator: London
Musa Ali .... unit assistant: Kenya (as Musa Ali Kamau)
Andrew Allen .... pilot: Kenya
Ulius M. Ambuche .... assistant armourer: Kenya (as Ulius M Ambuche)
Phylis Andika .... production assistant: Kenya
Michael Anemba .... rider: Kenya
Asad Anwar .... staff: African Safari Adventures
Evelyn Atsiaya .... key assistant accountant: Kenya
Pip Ayers .... electronic press kit: Special Treats (as Philip Ayers)
John Baraza .... unit assistant: Kenya
Daniel Barton .... pilot: Kenya
Shanna Baynard .... assistant coordinator: London
Markus Bensch .... location supervisor: Germany
Natalie Borlaug .... assistant: Rachel Weisz
Joe Cottrell Boyce .... director: Toll Boys
Claire Broughton .... assistant: Simon Channing Williams
Abbie Browne .... assistant: Gail Egan
Charles Bukeko .... production runner: Kenya
Sarah Bungartz .... set production assistant: Germany
Colin Burrows .... electronic press kit: Special Treats
Richards Butler .... legal
Sandra Butterworth .... dialogue coach
Nicole Carmen-Davis .... production executive: Scion Films
Dom Channing-Williams .... office runner: London (as Dominic Channing Williams)
John Chavanga .... location manager: Kenya
Victor Chege .... pilot: Kenya
Simon Chesesio .... rider: Kenya
Sarah Clarke .... publicity: Mcdonald & Rutter
Andrew Cliff .... pilot: Buffalo aircraft
Charlie Cobb .... fine art painter
Jonah Coombes .... location manager: London
Scott Davenport .... production runner: London
Tone Davies .... laboratory contact: Soho Images
Lara Davis .... production runner: London (as Lara David)
Megan Davis .... head of legal and production: Scion Films
Clifford De Spenser .... dialogue coach
Christopher Doll .... location manager: Germany
Michelle Dunton .... clearances: Now Clear This Research
Graham Easton .... completion bond: Film Finances Inc.
Will Evans .... head of business affairs: UK Film Council
Simon Everett .... pilot: aerial unit
Samuel Ewoi .... assistant armourer: Kenya
Blake Few .... co-pilot: Buffalo aircraft
Jay Floyd .... clearances: Now Clear This Research
Samuel V. Franco .... radio programmer and spots
Sandra Frieze .... dialogue coach
Bernard Gathogo .... location manager: Kenya
Gabriel Gitau .... location plumber: Kenya
Alex Gladstone .... location manager: London
Sarah Golding .... script executive
Anne Helmer .... production coordinator: Germany
Sven Herrmann .... set manager: Germany
Sean Hill .... electronic press kit: Special Treats
Steffi Hiller .... accountant: Germany
Katja Hoerstmann .... co-production coordinator: Germany
Genevieve Hofmeyr .... production executive: Moonlighting Filmmakers Pty Ltd.
Vince Holden .... head of production finance: UK Film Council
Robin Hollister .... supervising location manager
Nigel Horn .... laboratory project supervisor: Soho Images
Martin Höner .... dialogue coach: Germany
Scott Jacobson .... assistant production coordinator
Gad Kamau .... pilot: Kenya
Consolata Karani .... production assistant: Kenya
David Kareihti .... unit assistant: Kenya
Cyrus Karema .... rider: Kenya
Joel Karo .... unit assistant: Kenya
Johnson Karuki .... unit assistant: Kenya
James Keaton .... production runner: London
Philip Key .... production executive: Moonlighting Filmmakers Pty Ltd.
Elias Mwiti Kimari .... unit assistant: Kenya
Victoria King .... legal (as Vicky King)
Bernard Kingoo .... rider: Kenya
Bernard Kingoo .... saddler: Kenya
John Kiprop .... rider: Kenya
Pius Kivuti .... rider: Kenya
Angela Kombu .... production assistant: Kenya
Haron Komoni .... assistant accountant: Kenya
Rufus K. Kotto .... assistant armourer: Kenya (as Rufus K Kotto)
Manuel Kreuzpaintner .... set production assistant: Germany
Rufus K. Kutto .... assistant armourer: Kenya (as Rufus K Kutto)
Steven Kyengo .... fire safety officer: Kenya
Ibrahim Lela .... fire safety officer: Kenya
Susanna Lenton .... script supervisor
Eduardo Lyon .... assistant: Fernando Meirelles, 02 Filmes
Helga Löbel .... production runner: Germany
Erick Macharia .... fire safety officer: Kenya
Andrew MacLean .... assistant accountant (as Andrew Maclean)
Bojein Magongo .... farrier: Kenya
Bojein Magongo .... rider: Kenya
Jeremiah Makori .... assistant armourer: Kenya
Titus Malinda .... unit assistant: Kenya
Shiv Mandavia .... production assistant: Kenya
Bráulio Mantovani .... script consultant
Herman Mbugua .... key assistant accountant: Kenya
Ally Mee .... title designer: Fig Productions
Kelly Messias .... assistant: Ralph Fiennes
David Miller .... set production assistant: Germany
Jon Miller .... location accountant
Justin Miller .... assistant accountant
Liz Miller .... publicity: Mcdonald & Rutter
Eric Moia .... rider: Kenya
Neville Mokua .... rider: Kenya
Fiona Morham .... head of physical production: UK Film Council
Richard Morrison .... title designer: Fig Productions
Ernest M. Muchiri .... assistant armourer: Kenya (as Ernest M Muchiri)
Peter Mudemba .... production runner: Kenya (as Peter Mudamba)
Kennedy Mugambi .... rider: Kenya
Laurence Mugambi .... set medic: Kenya (as Lawrence Mugambi)
Godwin Muhati .... production runner: Kenya
Wachira Muiragania .... animal wrangler: Kenya
Arthur Muiruri .... production runner: Kenya
Stephen Mukora .... unit assistant: Kenya
Emily Mulaya .... location nurse: Kenya
Samuel N. Munene .... unit assistant: Kenya (as Samuel N Munene)
Patrick Musyimi .... unit assistant: Kenya
Braham Muteria .... rider: Kenya
Asher Muthamia .... inspector: Antistock Theft Unit, Kenya
Margaret Muthoni .... assistant accountant: Kenya
Ali Mwangola .... location assistant: Kenya
Serah Mwaniki .... production runner: Kenya
Johnson N. Mwanyika .... assistant armourer: Kenya (as Johnson N Mwanyika)
Nelson Nakure .... rider: Kenya
Kevina Navisino .... location co-ordinator: Kenya
Kevina Navisino .... location coordinator: Kenya
Kennedy Ndeto .... rider: Kenya
Peter Nduriri .... rider: Kenya
Dennis Neylan .... pilot: Kenya
Muthoni Ngacha .... production assistant: Kenya
Alison Ngibuini .... production co-ordinator: Kenya
G.G. Ngumi .... veterinary surgeon: Kenya (as G G Ngumi)
Jerioth Njoki .... location nurse: Kenya
Faith Wambui Njoroge .... production runner: Kenya
Brock Norman Brock .... production executive: UK Film Council
Stephen Nyaga .... paramedic: Africa Air Rescue, Kenya
S. Nyangarama .... mechanic: Kenya (as S Nyangarama)
S. Nyangarama .... mechanic: Kenya
Lupita Nyong'o .... production runner: Kenya (as Lupita Nyongo)
Kevin O'Shea .... insurance: AON/Albert G Ruben
Wycliff Obote .... unit assistant: Kenya
Raymond Ochieng .... rider: Kenya
Moses Odhiambo .... rider: Kenya
Godfrey Ohutso .... fire safety officer: Kenya
Romano Okoro .... assistant armourer: Kenya
Peter Omondi .... rider: Kenya
Peter Omondi .... vet: Kenya
Victory Omufila .... paramedic: Africa Air Rescue, Kenya
Estia Mophat Osore .... production runner: Kenya
Leonora Penglase .... assistant: Simon Channing Williams, Germany
Kate Penlington .... production coordinator
Andreas Pense .... legal counsel: producer
Andreas Pense .... legal services: co-production
Andreas Pense .... legal services: production
Emily Perowne .... production runner: London
Richard Philipps .... legal
Ben Pont .... armourer: Kenya
Nick Reding .... director: 'Huruma' - AIDS play
Christiane Riera .... script consultant
Luis Rosa .... travel services: Showtravel
Peter Rukioya .... rider: Kenya
Jonathan Rutter .... publicity: Mcdonald & Rutter
Faiz Hassan Salim .... location assistant: Kenya
James Sangoro .... production runner: Kenya
Rolf Schmidt .... caterer: Horseman's Catering, Kenya
Nicola Schreiter .... set production assistant: Germany
Julia Schulze .... production secretary: Germany
Frank Seeger .... location scout: Germany
Omari Shaban .... unit assistant: Kenya
Asha Sharma .... location assistant: London
Martin Seth Smith .... staff: Ker & Downey Safaris Ltd. (as Martin Seth-Smith)
Kalpesh Solanki .... staff: Filmline Ltd.
Harriet Stanes .... coordinator: Turkana, Kenya
Franziska Strutz .... assistant location manager: Germany (as Franziska Strutz-Zander)
Paul Sullivan .... facilities: One Post Production
Laura Tatton .... production assistant: Scion Films
John Taylor .... laboratory contact: Soho Images
John Taylor .... laboratory contact: Soho Images
Ben Thomas .... legal and business affairs: Scion Films
Will Tyler .... supervising production accountant
Tilmann Vierzig .... assistant accountant: Germany
Dylan Voogt .... production coordinator: Moonlighting Filmmakers Pty. Ltd.
Wilson Wachiuri .... fire safety officer: Kenya
Hack Waiganjo .... fire safety officer: Kenya
Emmanuel S. Wakhungu .... assistant accountant: Kenya
Moses Wanjau .... action cars: Kenya
T.A.D. Watts .... pilot: Kenya
Mercy Muthoni Waweru .... location nurse: Kenya
Mirjam Weber .... assistant: Henning Molfenter, Germany
Shane Clements .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Guy Cowan .... caterer (uncredited)
Martin Ellis .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Darcy Fehr .... stand-in (uncredited)
Flax Glor .... publicist (uncredited)
Mick Hurrell .... health and safety advisor (uncredited)
Andrea Hutchison .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Scott Jacobson .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Susan Luciani .... runner (uncredited)
Peter Mudemba .... production assistant (uncredited)
Justin C. Smith .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dean Wares .... title typography (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bradley Adams .... with thanks to
Antonio Charlone .... with thanks to
Anne Clay .... with thanks to
Edward Clay .... with thanks to (as Sir Edward Clay)
Jane Cornwell .... with thanks to
Jeremy Cotter .... with thanks to (as Dr. Jeremy Cotter)
Eric Falt .... with thanks to
Gustavo Giandini Giani .... with thanks to
Chris Gill .... with thanks to
Ray Kyles .... with thanks to
Anna Grete Mason .... with thanks to
Jason Matthus .... with thanks to
Ciça Meirelles .... with thanks to
Quico Meirelles .... with thanks to
Laura Melo .... with thanks to
Aisling Morris .... with thanks to (as Dr. Aisling Morris)
Michael S. Murphey .... with thanks to (as Michael Murphey)
Mark Norton .... with thanks to
Yvette Pierpaoli .... this film is dedicated to
Mike Rudell .... with thanks to
Ellen Rutter .... with thanks to
Kitty Stanbrook .... with thanks to
Heather Stewart .... with thanks to
Kim Todd .... with thanks to
Brian Woods .... with thanks to
 

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Rated R for language, some violent images and sexual content/nudity
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Ralph Fiennes held and operated the camera for Justin's point-of-view shots in the film.See more »
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Factual errors: When Tessa is videochatting (under Windows XP) the FFWD/REW controls are clearly visible in the interface. Above the video a text can be read "Buffering 500 mbps", a speed which is impossible to achieve on most lines, especially the consumer-grade connection that the German activist is using.See more »
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Justin Quayle:Oh, thank you Arnold. I... I can manage that. But I still don't see why you couldn't wait a couple of weeks. Why go all the way up to Loki?
Tessa Quayle:Well, we want to hear Grace Makanga speak, and she won't be coming to Nairobi.
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244 out of 339 people found the following review useful.
3-in-1 Film: Romance, Thriller, and Social Realism!, 1 September 2005
Author: lavatch from Twin Cities, Minnesota

"The Constant Gardener" seeks to juggle three film styles—the romance, the thriller, and provocative social realism. On all three levels, the film succeeds, especially with the latter.

Much credit should go to director Fernando Meirelles, who has synthesized a virtual textbook of different film techniques. The uses of set-ups, location filming, lenses, film editing, and close-ups were simply dazzling. While the panoramic scenes of the African landscape were breathtaking, there was a starkly contrasting approach to the close-ups in the scenes in the city. The jittery, hand-held camera sequences added to the dramatic tension and underscored the urgency of coming to terms with poverty and disease.

The romantic portion of the film was anchored by the two characters played by Ralph Fiennes (Justin) and Rachel Weisz (Tessa). Their first meeting was dynamically presented as Tessa was a social activist heckling Justin as he was making a political speech. When the hall was cleared, however, it was Justin who was actually comforting Tessa after her outburst. The juxtaposition of the placid, passive Justin versus the fervent, hyper-kinetic Tessa was brilliantly established in that opening scene.

The strands of thriller and social realism are inextricably tied together in the film. As a whodunit, "The Constant Gardener" seeks to uncover what actually happened to Justin and Tessa on their African journey. At the same time, the main culprit that emerges is the heavy hand of greed as the pharmaceutical companies exploit helpless victims of tuberculosis for the purpose of testing and marketing an experimental drug. At one point in the film, it is disclosed to Justin that the pharmaceutical industry is no different than "arms dealers."

Another British film entitled "The Girl in the Café" appeared recently on American cable television. That gem of a film is a low-budget version of "The Constant Gardener." Both films seek to raise consciousness about the tragedy of world hunger and disease. The title of "The Constant Gardener" is an important one because of the time and care taken by Justin in his garden both at work and at home. In the process, however, he has ignored the urgent pleas of his wife, and he has lost touch with the world crisis to which he is arguably a contributor.

The eighteenth-century French writer Voltaire ended his famous novel "Candide" with the slogan "One must cultivate one's garden." This film would appear to suggest that instead of tending our gardens, we need to follow the lead of Justin and Rachel and see how we all might work to help others right now.

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