The Constant Gardener
"The Constant Gardener" by Yojimbo
A british diplomat uncovers a conspiracy involving corruption within pharmaceutical corporations performing illegal trials in africa while investigating the death of his wife. This beautifully shot but ultimately rather dull drama is typical of the kind of worthy but sterile and unaffecting cinema Fiennes has made his bread and butter. It's very well made, intelligent and well acted by the fine cast of respected thesps, but it's overly talky and uninvolving in the same way as many of the cold war films of the 70s and 80s (probably because it is based on a novel by John Le Carre who was responsible for a lot of them.) Interesting but never compelling, although the heartfelt ending is worth persevering for.