Thursday, February 08, 2007

Blood Diamond

Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) - a South African mercenary - and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) - 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 prison 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 (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.

I watched this last week and have to say it a brilliant movie.Fair enough it may seem bleeding heart, propaganda etc but it serves as an eye opener.On top of that it is put together very nicely with some brilliant performances by the two male leads.Djimon shows how a father and husband treats, portects and cares for his family.His intensity and passion is heart warming and lesson for all.

The movie had some memaroable one liners:

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

Danny Archer: I like to get kissed before I get fucked.

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

That's it for me.Anyone out there who has not watched this movie should go out and watch now.

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