In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined. Written by
The highly anticipated international thriller from John le Carré & Fernando Meirelles the Academy Award nominated director of City of God
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"Loiyangalani is basically a remote piece of real estate consisting of lava floes," said Blue Sky Films' Mario Zvan
. "There's not much else, really; a few Doum Palm trees around bits of lake where there is fresh water. It's very dry, very hot, and very inhospitable, about as far as one can get from civilization as we know it. The book actually sets a scene in Loiyangalani, but we went there instead to film a part set in Southern Sudan. We couldn't shoot those scenes in the Sudan both because of the political situation and the lack of infrastructure." Even so, remembered producer Simon Channing Williams
, "When I first went to Loiyangalani, I had no idea what we were actually looking at. You can't begin to imagine somewhere like it, nor can you overestimate the difficulty of filming in such a place." Locations Co-ordinator Robin Hollister
agreed: "Logistically, it was very tough," agrees "It's at the end of a non-existent road, so all of your supplies have to be flown in from 600 kilometers away." See more
After Crick beats Justin Quayle, Quayle is left with wound on his left cheek and the right side of his lower lip. In subsequent scenes in the same time frame, the wounds disappear, then re-appear. See more
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?
Well, we want to hear Grace Makanga speak, and she won't be coming to Nairobi.
END CREDITS DEDICATION: This film is dedicated to Yvette Pierpaoli and all other aid workers who lived and died giving a damn. See more
Written by Nazizi Hirgi
/ Kevin Waire
/ Tedd Josiah
Performed by Necessary Noise
Published by Blu Zebra Records
Courtesy of Blu Zebra Records, Nairobi, Kenya
Licensed by Arrangement with A.I. Records, Nairobi, Kenya See more