Crystal structure, color, shape - any diamondeer can tell where the diamonds come from. Jennifer Connelly's role is much smaller but she makes the most of it. This movie just gets so many things right that the few places it departs from reality are entirely forgivable. Although it was not filmed in Sierra Leone, it captures the reality of the country to a remarkable degree. The problem now arises is the authorities. Djiman Housou has enormous physical presence as the brave Mende fisherman.
With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. What will Paul Lorre do now and how will he get out of this problem? DiCaprio's performance is impressive, certainly the best by him I've ever seen: he is totally believable as a white African. 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. 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. They even manage to convey the fact that the people are as astonished by this violence as we are; Sierra Leone used to be one of the safest countries in the world. The powerful authorities are unto him for the Gem. I would heartily recommend this movie to everyone; it is the best Hollywood movie I've seen in years.
A small time thief Paul Lorre has stolen a very powerful gem, little he knows about it that it is a gem of Princess Lafla that has immense powers. A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. » Because I lived in Sierra Leone, in fact in Kono, the diamond-mining area of the country, for three years, I had to see Blood Diamond as soon as it came out. . Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him.
There is a great deal of violence in this movie, but that violence is organic, realistic, fitting to what happened there. The movie tells the facts about conflict diamonds quickly and accurately. It is an excellent movie. . .
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