A political thriller based on the novel of John Le Carré about a mild mannered diplomat who is determined to solve his wife's murder at all cost. The story is set in Kenya. We are exposed to a beautiful landscape as well as the harsh reality of poverty and dreadful living conditions of the Kenyan people.
The story how ever is focused primarily on the relationship between the husband and the wife. Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes are absolutely brilliant. I loved the flow of the story, again a non linear film, with flashbacks intertwined in the narrative at just the right moments. We witness a transition of gentle, polite but non assertive politician into a true political activist, stopping at nothing to expose a conspiracy of international proportions and bring his wife's killers to justice.