Constant Gardener


The True Film of the Year.

This was amazing.
It felt like a documentary - & unfortunately
its not too far from the truth either.

I loved and hated how the events turned out....
When - after she had lost her baby- they were driving back to their home... and she wanted to give the girl & her brother a lift home.... but ralph fiennes refused...... it felt so real..... it was so horrible.......but it needed to be so.
It was the same with the little girl as ralph fiennes took her on to the plane in the raid.........
Many other films that may have approached this subject would have saved the girl..... escaping the true reality. There are no happy endings. It would have been a complete traversty if it had been.
After seeing this film - it has automatically become one of my favourite films. It has real emotion - Rachel Weiss was very powerful in it - not least was Ralph Fiennes.
I loved the way the character played by Rachel Weiss was portrayed to be a bitch some of the time...... it was very clever. You judged her throughout - believing her to have cheated on Ralph Fiennes several times... it made you feel closer to Ralph Fiennes' character......

This film is a masterpiece
Great directing, writing (much-owed to the writer of the book....)
Superb acting - if my memory recalls correctly Rachel Weiss did NOT win best actress in the Oscars?
Yes well.... it seems the Oscars has become a bit of a traversty with Crash winning out againt The Constant Gardener.
I personally would not treat this film as a piece of fiction - but a paroday on real life. There were no film sets which set up the slums ....... that unfortunately was not a fabrication of design.
If it leaves you bleeding with passion & a desire to start the revolution - then there is only one conclusion that can be met:
you're still human.

>>By Tchock   (Monday, 1 May 2006 23:55)

i cant be the only one on flork to have seen this film.... surely not???????

>>By Tchock   (Friday, 23 Jun 2006 16:24)

Hi Tchock:

I saw it last night on DVD, so you are not the only one who saw it.
I had rather mixed feeling about it. Found the images, landscapes and the scenes in the slums (I Guess it was Nairobi) very well done and giving a good indication of how it was. I spent in the seventies several months in east Africa and the images I saw in the movie were as it was.
I also loved the love story and the passion within it.
I did have a little trouble with the seemingly simplicity of how the fight against the bad guys took place. It seemed just too much like a Hollywood movie, which it was. The end with the suicide was for me just a metaphor not to be taken seriously. But I guess a lot of people found this rather romantic and real. I haven’t read the novel, but I guess he had great fun doing it. All the research to find out how this work in the pharmaceutical business and how Africa is being used as a testing ground.
But anyway I liked the best the Quails themselves. His quiet but although passionate way of being and her effervescence.

Cheers Siwssamipaul

>>By swissamipaul   (Sunday, 20 Aug 2006 12:45)

this is such a beautiful and brilliant movie. . .

tchock. . .pretty much summed it up. . .i couldn't have said it any better!

when i saw it in the theater. . .i couldn' get out of my seat for almost 20 minutes after because i was crying so hard. . .

rarely does a movie get to me like that. . .it's just beautiful!

>>By drowninginflame   (Wednesday, 27 Sep 2006 23:42)

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