The Constant Gardener script
Synopsis: Assigned to a new post, reserved British diplomat Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) relocates to Kenya with his lovely young wife, Tessa (Rachel Weisz), an activist for social justice. When Tessa is found murdered out in the wilderness, circumstances point to her friend, Dr. Arnold Bluhm (Hubert Koundé), but it is soon clear that he's not the killer. Grief-stricken and angry, Justin sets out to uncover the truth behind Tessa's murder -- and in the process, he unearths some disturbing revelations.

I could label you. "Tessa."

I'm serious.

Um, yeah, I can see you are.

And in what-what capacity should I take you to Africa?

I don't mind. You can take me as your mistress, lover, wife.

There's too much choice.

I- Well, I'm-

I'm flattered that you would like - No. No.

Justin, please don't say that sentence. Sorry. Sorry. I'm sorry.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry. That's really-

Just yes or no?

Well, we-we hardly know one another. I mean-

You can learn me.

Learn you? Mmm.

Yes or no?

Then I-

Oh. A gift.

Oh, thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you so much. It's beautiful.

- Hey. - Arnold.

That's so nice.

- Isn't it beautiful? - Yeah.

They made it for me.

Hey, Mr. Bluhm.!


Ooh. Take my hand.

What did you give her, Arnold?

Nevirapine. The government clinic didn't have any again.

Jomo. Yes, Mama Tessa?

Have you had your test yet?

No. Jomo.

If she's H.I.V. Positive, chances are you are too.

Look, Dr. Bluhm, I really must go.

We can talk about this later. Thank you. Take you minutes.

- Woodrow is very particular about time. I will be in trouble. Bye. - I'll see you later.


You shouldn't be wandering around in this heat.

Arnold, stop fussing. You're as bad as Justin.

If you were my wife, I'd tie you to the bed.

Then what would you do, Doctor?

That's another story.

Tell me what you'd do. Hey!

All right.

Now, for the first time,

we are exploring a new territory.

This is a new discovery...

for the famous marine biologist-

Jacques Cousteau.

You are a voyeur.

It's fantastic.

Now we are going down, down, down.

Oh, what do we have here?


Wipe it. I must keep this new discovery for posterity...

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Jeffrey Caine

Jeffrey Caine was born in 1944 in London, England. He is a writer and actor, known for GoldenEye (1995), The Constant Gardener (2005) and Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). more…

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