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?
A private house in a Nairobi suburb was used as the home of Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes
) and Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz
). It belonged to the mother of film's wardrobe supervisor, Elizabeth Glaysher
, who grew up there. Her mother, Sonia, had once before worked on a film shot in Kenya; she was Ava Gardner
's body double in John Ford
(1953). Sonia's gardener, Celia Hardy, was the "gardening coach" for Ralph Fiennes
. With the exception of some flowering plants added for color and texture by the production design crew, Justin Quayle's on-screen garden was the result of Celia's year-round handiwork. See more
As Justin enters his Berlin hotel room, the shadow of the crew can be seen moving across the door. 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