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Blood Diamond


Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers View All


Charles Leavitt (Screenplay), Charles Leavitt (Story), Edward Zwick (Director), C. Gaby Mitchell (Story) View All

Release: Jan. 26th, 2006
Runtime: 2 hours, 23 minutes
An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.
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/// At the end of the film, Solomon Vandy addresses a conference on blood diamonds in Kimberley, South Africa, describing his experiences.
Citizen Rules
Like his film Glory, he overdoes the close up shots of Connelly and whenever she was in the film it felt like another run of a mill movie, when the rest of film was pretty special.
Blood Diamond is a 2006 American-German political war thriller film directed by Edward Zwick, who I know for directing Love & Other Drugs, as well as helping to produce Shakespeare in Love, which made him one of the recipients of the Academy Award for Best Picture of that year.