Blood Diamond


An ex-Rhodesian mercenary becomes a diamond smuggler, and gets involved in the illicit diamond trade in Sierre Leone during their civil war back in the 1990s. While in prison, he meets a fisherman who knows of a large, rare diamond. Seeing opportunity, the men make a deal to help each other, and are later joined by an American female journalist on similar terms. They then try to find the diamond and the fisherman's family, while war rages around them. The film was mostly shot in South Africa.

141 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Adventure, Drama, Thriller.

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That iceberg is not going to get me again...

Credits

Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman, Benu Maghena
Director
Edward Zwick
ScreenplayCharles Leavitt, C. Gaby Mitchell
MusicJames Newton Howard
CinematographyEduardo Serra
EditingSteven Rosenblum
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2006
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions, Initial Entertainment Group, Spring Creek Productions, Virtual Studios

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama / war / action
LanguageStrong, intense, infrequent
NudityIsolated, non-sexual
SexBrief and implied
ViolenceRealistic, harrowing, gory, incessant
PrejudiceOccasional, verbal and contextual
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe direct portrayal of the war-torn country could lessen the impact of the violent images on children.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
Good Weekend
Ty Burr
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
13
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
10
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Box Office
Mark Keizer
8
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
ScreenIt
12

What the People say

Internet
7817 Netizens
16

Average .. 57%

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