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.
The highly anticipated international thriller from John le Carré & Fernando Meirelles the Academy Award nominated director of City of God
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Did You Know?
Actress Rachel Weisz
, who secured the pivotal role of activist Tessa Abbott Quayle, said of this film: "The love story and the political thriller element are completely interlocked - one doesn't happen without the other, and that's the cleverness of both John le Carré
's novel and Jeffrey Caine
's adaptation. Because of Justin [Ralph Fiennes
]'s love for Tessa, he goes on a journey of discovery where he reaches a new level of self-knowledge, but he also discovers a huge political scandal." See more
When Justin is in Germany, and he walks up to a crossing, the camera pans by two mature female extras. One stares right into the camera and sticks her tongue out. 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
Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill
and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Rachel Weisz
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. See more