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?
The name of the fictional pharmaceutic drug that was manufactured to treat tuberculosis was "Dypraxa". The Wikipedia website states on its "List of Fictional Medicines and Drugs" webpage: "Dypraxa is a drug created by the fictional company KDH Pharmaceuticals. It is being tested on poor Kenyans by another fictional company, ThreeBees, in exchange for free medical treatment. It is intended to treat tuberculosis, or TB, and was created in anticipation of a future TB epidemic." See more
When Birgit is leaving on her bike past a "red herring" black sedan, she is shown passing the car, but when the camera cuts back to Justin, she is shown as not having passed the black sedan yet. 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
Referenced in Behind the Truth
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