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Aro Recommended Blood Diamond

 

USA 2006, 143 minutes
Dir. Edward Zwick
In English, Afrikaans with English subtitles
Genres: Action/Adventure

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures, Politics.

 

Aroview: Robust action film with a political conscience, Leonardo DiCaprio gamely sustains a South African accent and an amoral toughness as a bullet-dodging mercenary diamond smuggler who becomes obsessed with finding the buried 'blood diamond'.

Caught up with an American liberal journalist (Connelly) looking to expose endemic industry corruption, and a benevolent African local who holds the key, the trio gel as a pack of flawed movie heroes, while their co-existence mirrors the wider dichotomy of this troubled continent.

While suffering the expected hallmarks of Hollywood over-statement, this finds a wider audience for some important issues while delivering the goods as a propulsive action-thriller.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • music clips
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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