Plot & Details
A South African mercenary and a Mende fisherman find their fates forever intertwined as they embark on a quest to obtain a rare and highly coveted pink diamond in director Edward Zwick's frantic adventure drama. Ripped from his family farm and forced to toil away in the sweltering South African diamond fields, Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) discovered an extraordinary rough stone of immeasurable value. Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a hired gun who specializes in the sale of so-called "blood diamonds" that are used to finance rebellions and terrorist organizations, and is currently serving time for smuggling. As a bloody civil war rages in Sierra Leone and Archer learns that Vandy has safely hidden the diamond in a place where no one would ever suspect, the pair enlist the aid of disillusioned American journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly) in recovering the treasure that has the power to save Vandy's family and provide the desperate Archer with a much-needed chance for redemption.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action,Crime and Mystery,Drama
- Run Time: 143min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/08/2006
- DVD Release Date: 03/20/2007
- Distributor(s): Warner Bros.
- Director(s): Edward Zwick
- Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio , Jennifer Connelly , Djimon Hounsou , Jimi Mistry , Michael Sheen
- Themes: Obsessive Quests,Mercenaries,Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects,Political Unrest
- Tone: Rousing,Sweeping,Forceful,Earnest
- Keywords: African,civil-war,diamond,journey,mercenary,reporter,resistance-fighters,revolution,smuggling
- Country of Origin: USA (12-08-2006)
- Language: English
|Year||Award||Category||Cast & Crew||Result|
|2006||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Supporting Actor||Djimon Hounsou||Nominated|
|2006||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Editing||Steven Rosenblum||Nominated|
|2006||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Actor||Leonardo DiCaprio||Nominated|
|2006||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Sound Mixing||Andy Nelson||Nominated|
|2006||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Sound Mixing||Anna Behlmer||Nominated|
|2006||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Sound Mixing||Ivan Sharrock||Nominated|
|2006||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Sound Editing||Lon Bender||Nominated|