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.~Jason Buchanan
Commentary by director Edward
Blood on the Stone: Follow a diamonds path from the ground to the store
Becoming Archer: Profiling Leonardo DiCaprio
Journalism on the Front Line: Jennifer Connelly on Women Journalists at War
Inside the Siege of Freetown: Edward Zwick on one of the movie's pivital sequences
Love to see Leonardo Di Caprio as a street smart guy in the world of violence, smuggling, killing.... for DIAMOND.
The movie raises awareness of African blood to produce diamond for the rich of De Beer and all , and the price control of these diamond companies.... I like Leonardo excellent in Titanic and this Blood Diamond films, acting like a "vagabond" style. He's best in these.