Blood Diamond

(USA, 2006, 138 minutes)

At the height of the local Civil War, a Sierra Leone fisherman displaced by the bloodthirsty rebels and a South African diamond smuggler join forces to retrieve a huge diamond that may mean a way out of hell for both of them. Powerful actioner with a conscience, setting a fictional story against harrowing real-life events and brilliantly managing to be a first-rate adventure while avoiding well-meaning but mawkish earnestness.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Virtual Studios, a Spring Creek/Bedford Falls production, in association with Initial Entertainment Group; made with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa; in association with Lonely Film Productions. Starring Leonardo di Caprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Jimi Mistry, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo. Directed by Edward Zwick; produced by Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Gillian Gorfill; screenplay by Charles Leavitt, based on a story by Charles Leavitt and C. Gaby Mitchell; music by James Newton Howard; director of photography, Eduardo Serra; production designer, Dan Weil; costume designer, Ngila Dickson; film editor, Steven Rosenblum.


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