Starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Jennifer Connelly, âBlood Diamondâ is an epic drama of greed, despair and redemption set against the carnage of the civil war in Sierra Leone in the 1990s. Combining enthralling adventure with a powerful political message, itâs set to attract a wide range of audiences.
DiCaprioâs Danny Archer â is a hardened Rhodesian mercenary seeking his ticket out of the troubled continent. He thinks heâs found it in the shape of a gem of legendary size â one of the âblood diamondsâ whose illicit trade enriches the few and funds the suppurating civil conflict.
But for fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) the precious stone is the only way to save his family â and rescue his son from life as a child soldier.
Brought together in prison, the two men form an uneasy alliance as they battle to smuggle the diamond out of the country and try to stay alive in the process. Idealistic journalist Maddy Bowe (Jennifer Connelly) joins them to become drawn into their adventure as she bears witness to the tragedy of civil war.
This unforgettable adventure thriller is released at cinemas nationwide 26th January 2007. Industry watchers expect âBlood Diamondâ to figure prominently in the Oscar nominations three days before.
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