John le Carr 's international bestseller - now a major film from the director of CITY OF GOD, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz
Frightening, heartbreaking and exquisitely calibrated, THE CONSTANT GARDENER is a profoundly moving story of a man ennobled by his wife's tragic murder, and a magnificent exploration of the dark side of unbridled capitalism.
le Carr 's record-breaking 500,000 copy international bestseller now comes to the big screen. Directed by critically acclaimed Fernando Meirelles (CITY OF GOD), with an all-star cast featuring Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Pete Postlethwaite and Bill Nighy, and shot on location in Berlin, Kenya and the UK, THE CONSTANT GARDENER will be the film tie-in of the year.
A powerful, moving novel ... essential reading - Chris Woodhead, Sunday Telegraph
Richly detailed, full of righteous fire ... It is certainly one of John le Carr?'s best books - Sean O'Brien, The Times Literary Supplement
Le Carr? poses deep spiritual questions about the damage 'the human race' has done, and continues to do, both to the planet and to itself. He does so in a page-turner which reminds us that the master storyteller of the Smiley books has lost none of his cunning - A.N. Wilson, Daily Mail
This is a supremely well-executed piece of popular entertainment that is likely to linger in your mind and may even trouble your conscience - New York Times on the film adaptation
A blistering drama that is positively electrifying - New York Observer on the film
This is the most thoroughbred of films - adapted from a John le Carre novel by the director of City of God, who also cherry-picked an impeccable cast. The result is both resoundingly intelligent and utterly compelling. - Marie Clare on the film adaptation
John le Carr was born in 1931. His third novel, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, secured him a wide reputation which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. His other novels include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, ABSOLUTE FRIENDS and THE MISSION SONG. A MOST WANTED MAN is his twentieth novel.