Blood Diamond (2006)
Director: Edward Zwick
Screenwriter: Charles Rivett
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Arnold Vosloo, David Harewood, Jimmy Mistry, Michael Sheen collins
Region: USA / Germany / UK
Languages: English / Mende / Afrikaans
Released: 2006-12-08 (USA)
Runtime: 143 minutes
Also known as: Blood Diamond (Taiwan) / Blood Diamond / Blood Diamond
Rating: IMDB 8.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 63%
In the 1990s, Sierra Leone in Africa was devastated by repeated wars, and the illegal diamond trade became increasingly rampant.
Archer was an absolute warmonger, mainly lived by resell at diamond in war fields. In prison, he accidentally learned that the fisherman Solomon had highest grade diamond, which had highest grade diamond. Realizing that this is his chance to leave Africa, he finds Solomon after he is released from prison, and prepares to find the diamond with him and leave Africa.
Solomon is an ordinary fisherman. Because of the civil war, he was separated from his family and was forced to mine diamonds by the rebels. He found a top-quality pink diamond and hid it. When the war came, Solomon went to prison and was rescued by Archer. •With the help of Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), he found his lost family. At this time, his son Dia was taken away by the rebels, and his life and death are uncertain.
The grief-stricken Solomon agreed to cooperate with Archer to find diamonds and find his son within the range controlled by the rebels.
Two completely different people, because a blood diamond linked their fate together.
Blood Diamond is a 2006 American-German political thriller film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, and Jennifer Connelly. The film is set during the Sierra Leone Civil War in 1990s, and follows the story of a smuggler (DiCaprio), a local fisherman (Hounsou) and an American journalist (Connelly) who become intertwined in a quest for a rare diamond that may hold the key to ending the conflict.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its performances and exploration of the conflict in Sierra Leone, while others criticized its use of violence and some inaccuracies in its portrayal of the war. It was a moderate commercial success, grossing over $171 million worldwide against a budget of $100 million.
Despite the mixed reviews, Blood Diamond helped raise awareness about the issue of conflict diamonds, which are diamonds that are mined in war zones and sold to finance armed conflict against governments. The film also brought attention to the issue of human rights violations that were committed during the Sierra Leone Civil War.