Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond

DVD - 2007
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Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer - an ex mercenary from Zimbabwe - and Solomon Vandy - a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives. While in jail for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon - who was taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields - has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone. With the help of Maddy Bowen, 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.

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kikoman504 Nov 17, 2015

y the library don''t have this movie

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rslade
Jun 12, 2014

Bloody and (literally) gritty. However, it manages to make the stale premise of the crook-turned-Robin-Hood quite credible.

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2101kol
Aug 19, 2013

The film feels slow in terms of pacing for a bit of time but after it attains momentum. There is an interesting backdrop, some well staged action sequences, and a good supporting performance from Djimon Hounsou.

Quimeras Jul 15, 2013

With an excellent script and an impressive cast, this film about the dirty business of diamonds is must-see for everyone.

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tj_is_cool
Oct 21, 2011

Want to skip out of a diamond ring? Ask your future wife to see this movie. :P

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stse88
Sep 23, 2011

Fast paced action thriller.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

This movie does have it's moments. Djimon Hounsou is truly terrific as he delivers a very powerful and convincing performance. His Oscar nomination was well deserved. DiCaprio is OK, but I didn't really believe him as an ex mercenary and Jennifer Connelly, as gorgeous as she is, didn't have nearly enough to do. I would recommend everyone check this out at least once.

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docjnsuss
May 06, 2011

Well made story of the sometimes violent and seedy side of the diamond trade.The human suffering makes one realize that diamonds should not be a girl's best friend, at least diamonds mined by slavery.

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bigcajunman
Jul 10, 2010

Astoundingly violent, but well portrayed story of where the bling on your ears really comes from.

Anybody who wants to buy a Diamond for a loved one, should watch this movie, and think about where it came from.

Very good historical drama.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 09, 2010

Very touching! And it makes you more aware of what you buy and where it really comes from.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 24, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 24, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Sarahd
Mar 22, 2009

Violence: necessary to tell story, but not good if you can't handle gore

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Danny Archer: So you're a fisherman, ha? What do you catch mostly?
Solomon Vandy: Fish.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Danny Archer: Sometimes I wonder... will God ever forgive us for what we've done to each other? Then I look around and I realize... God left this place a long time ago.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Danny Archer: In America, it's bling bling. But out here it's bling bang.

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bigcajunman
Jul 10, 2010

You think I'm a demon, but that's only because I have lived in Hell

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bigcajunman
Jul 10, 2010

T.I.A. This is Africa!

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 25, 2010

"I'm right where I'm supposed to be."

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 24, 2010

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

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