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Story

Set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped 1990s Sierra Leone, "Blood Diamond" is the story of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe, and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou), a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories and their circumstances are as different as any can be until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond, the kind of stone that can transform a life or end it.

Solomon, who has been taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields, finds the extraordinary gem and hides it at great risk, knowing if he is discovered, he will be killed instantly. But he also knows the diamond could not only provide the means to save his wife and daughters from a life as refugees but also help rescue his son, Dia, from an even worse fate as a child soldier.

Archer, who has made his living trading diamonds for arms, learns of Solomon's hidden stone while in prison for smuggling. He knows a diamond like this is a once in a lifetime find, valuable enough to be his ticket out of Africa and away from the cycle of violence and corruption in which he has been a willing player.

With the help of Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), an American journalist whose idealism is tempered by a deepening connection with Archer. The two men embark on a trek through rebel territory, a journey that could save Solomon's family and give Archer the second chance he thought he would never have.

DVD Features

  • In-Movie Experience
  • Focus Points feature that takes the viewer to in-depth featurettes and production diaries
  • Web-enabled extras which allow viewers to use their players to offer opinions in WHV's online polls and to view other special features such as maps of conflict pertaining to war-torn areas in Africa.
  • Commentary with director Edward Zwick
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Documentary: "Blood on the Stone"
  • Featurette: "Becoming Archer"
  • Featurette: "Journalism on the Front Line"
  • Featurette: "Inside the Siege of Freetown"
  • Music video: "Shine On Em" by rap artist Nas

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprioDanny Archer
Djimon HounsouSolomon Vandy
Jennifer ConnellyMaddy Bowen
Kagiso KuypersDia Vandy
Arnold VoslooColonel Coetzee
Benu MabhenaJassie Vandy
David HarewoodCaptain Poison
Basil WallaceBenjamin Kapanay
Jimi MistryNabil
Michael SheenRupert Simmons
Ato EssandohCommander Rambo

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Leonardo is very good. A little bit to much of a "happy ending". BloodDiamond
  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Edward Zwick
  • Producer: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
  • Length: 143 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 15, 2006
    EuropeJan 26, 2007
    JapanApr 7, 2007
    AustraliaJan 4, 2007
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaJul 3, 2007
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 20, 2007
    EuropeJun 18, 2007
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