Sunday, February 04, 2007

Blood Diamond

After you watch this movie, you will think twice when you wanna buy some nice diamond set for your lover.

Directed by Edward Zwick
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio,Jennifer Connelly,Djimon Hounsou,Michael Sheen,
Arnold Vosloo
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Eduardo Serra

This movie, set in the late 1990s, when Sierra Leone Civil War, that believed was funding by giant world diamond industries. Some bloody scene, many killings; also we see the rebels cut off the hands of people, with the argument that thus they cannot vote in the upcoming elections. The militan burn the village, then take strong male,to work at their diamond fields, they also take the little boy for being a little soldier at the Revolutionary United Front (RUF)

The film begins with the capturing of Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou), a fisherman, by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). Separated from his family, Solomon is enslaved to work in the diamond fields under the command of Captain Poison (David Harewood). Diamonds mined by the prisoners are used by the RUF to buy arms and finance their efforts.

While working at the diamond fields, Solomon finds a large genuine diamond. Moments before the government troops launch an attack, Captain Poison sees Solomon with the diamond. Solomon has just enough time to bury the stone, before being arrested along with Captain Poison and the other rebels.Meanwhile rebels force Solomon's son Dia to become a child soldier.

In prison, Solomon meets Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) he know a kreole language, an ex-Rhodesian soldier who has been arrested for smuggling diamonds.Archer is desperate for a way to repay Colonel Coetzee for the diamonds he lost when he was arrested. When he overhears Captain Poison ranting to Solomon about the discovery of the pink diamond, Archer makes plans to hunt down the stone.

Danny Archer had a friend who could free him and Solomon from a jail,He offers to help Solomon find his family in exchange for the diamond. While Danny come back he meet Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connely) the journalist who had a mission to search the connection between RUF, Civil war, and world diamond syndicate. Danny used Maddy to search the diamond. After a demanding struggle the men find the mining camp of the diamond's unearthing under RUF control. Here, Solomon is painfully reunited with his son Dia, who after being brainwashed by the rebels will not submit to his father's love. A South African mercenary force under Colonel Coetzee also after the diamond dispatch the RUF rebels and through a deal with Archer, force Solomon into retrieving the stone. In a desperate battle, Archer and Solomon kill the mercenary leader and claim the diamond, only to be held at gunpoint by Solomon's numb son.

If you interested, here is the diamond map.

This movie,had a same recepy like other holywood film, i've been reviewed Apocalypto, and this is the near story but set in the different year area !!, they both had a strong character,story, of course leonardo dicaprio, had more point in it.This movie is nominee for this year academy award.

Error Scene : The movie is supposed to be set in the late 1990s, however, in the scene in which Solomon meets with the buyer in London, you can clearly see that the buyer arrives in a 2007 Bentley Arnage.
the duration of this movie is too long (138 minutes),you have to wait longer, to see the end of movie, but i recommended this, to know more information about diamond, and of course this is one of good movie of this year.

1 Comment:

Dianthe said...

Great work.