A rather rush adaptation of the book. Had I not read the latter, it would have been extremely difficult for me to understand the unraveling of the plot. But it was a tiresome experience all the same - the characters were inadequately depicted, the importance of the main idea too emphatically given away and it is a shame cause the cast was really appropriate.
"Perusahaan farmasi menipu seperti halnya saudagar senjata. Beginilah cara dunia menipu Afrika. Afrika kelinci percobaannya, uji coba obat murahan, efek obat yang tidak dilaporkan, ancaman terhadap anak-anak, penyogokan, penutupan kasus, makam yang tidak ditandai, pembunuhan."
Left a bit underwhelmed, honestly. I did think that Fiennes and the cinematography were excellent, but just never got as engrossed in the story as so many other seems to have been. It happens sometimes, I guess... I can certainly understand why so many responded to it as they did.
Seamlessly combines political intrigue and suspense with one of the most disarming romances ever put to film. The cinematography is breathtaking and the character development is slow paced but very enduring. A powerful film that requires multiple viewings to fully appreciate, this one resonates in your head long after it's done, it's a sure keeper. And what's more, Rachel and Ralph are pretty close to flawless here.
Even though it's considered a political suspense, getting into controversial topics, I am able to say that this film is lovely. The breathtaking performances and cinematography make my eyes bawl out as the story unfolds, with a beautiful score that I can't stop replaying. Very touching movie!