Justin Quayle, a British diplomat, finds himself searching for answers after the murder of his wife Tessa Quayle, during one of her medical missions in Africa. What he uncovers is a web of lies, infidelity, and a conspiracy much bigger than he ever imagined.
Fernando Meirelles, the acclaimed director of “City of God (2002)”, directs this 2005 suspense thriller based on the John la Carre novel of the same name. The film received several nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing.
Both Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz put in superb performances for this film. Racel Weisz took home a Golden Globe, SAG, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in this film.
This is a seriously good film. A very compelling story accompanied by excellent acting and the beautiful camera work. The locations and its people are gorgeous exotic. Fine story telling unraveled nicely. Suspenseful at every turn. I like how the past and present are linked by the flashbacks. Its very emotional from start all the way to the bittersweet finish.