Witness Weisz in Oscar-winning performance

Rachel Weisz picked up a deserved Oscar this week for her role in The Constant Gardener (Universal, €21.99), in which she plays Tessa, a human rights campaigner and wife of minor diplomat Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes).

Rachel Weisz picked up a deserved Oscar this week for her role in The Constant Gardener (Universal, €21.99), in which she plays Tessa, a human rights campaigner and wife of minor diplomat Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes).

In his quest to find out why she was murdered, Justin, a keen gardener, applies his patient forensic skills in this fine political murder mystery set in Kenya. What he unravels is not such a huge surprise, given that the backdrop is Africa, after all, where corruption and sleight of hand by multi-nationals is synonymous.

Apart from Weisz and Fiennes, the drama, based on the book by John Le Carré, is helped by the direction of Fernando Mereilles, better known for the acclaimed Brazilian urban story City of God.

DVD extras include several featurettes, including a behind the scenes, plus 10 minutes of extended scenes and one nine-minute extended scene.

Drama

Star Rating: 4/5

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