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Blood Diamond
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Directed By
Edward Zwick

Written By:
Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz

Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Arnold Vosloo, Basil Wallace, Jimi Mistry, Michael Sheen, Marius Weyers, Stephen Collins, Ato Essandoh, Percy Matsemela, Nick Reding, Grant Swanby, Winston Ntshona, Zenzo Ngqobe, Clare Holman, Karen Haacke, Tyrone Keogh, Tony Kgoroge, Jonathan Pienaar, David S. Lee, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Antony Coleman, David Harewood, Ronnie Nyakale, Klemens Becker, Akin Omotoso, Chiméne Costa, Martin Abdul-Jabbar, Gaurav Chopra, Karl McMillan, Nathaniel Ramabulana, Carol Behane, Nigel Harman, Kagiso Kuypers, Benu Mabhena, Anointing Lukola, Ntare Mwine, Bouba Badiane, Dini Nondumo, Tau Maserumule, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Sonni Chidiebere, Nnamdi Onyeiwu, Nhlanhla Mavimbela, Mfundo Pisani, Phado Bahola, Thabang Mothle, Buhle Seya, Sizwe Makapela, Mduduzi Mabaso, Mlungisi Hlophe, Kedibone Tholo, Koketso Mojela


 
Blood Diamond (2006)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
August 17th, 2007

God left this place a long time ago.

I have not been a Leonardo DiCaprio fan. I do like Djimon Hounsou and have seen several of his films. Watching this film, I have to say that both deserve every single award they received and should have probably gotten every award they were nominated for. I only hesitate to state this unequivocally because I have not seen The Last King of Scotland yet.

This story needed to be told and I cannot imagine anyone telling it better that DiCaprio and Hounsou in the extremely capable hands of Edward Zwick, working with an outstanding script by Charles Leavitt.

The story was tender, exciting, awesome, and, at times, just plain disgusting. The fact that there are countries that brainwash children and turn them against their parents and make killers out of them is inexcusable. The fact that these people are operating today is a blot of shame on all so-called civilized nations, including my own.

This is our homeland. All humans came from this soil. What we allow to happen there in the name of beauty is disgusting.

I cannot imagine anyone not owning this movie so as to watch it many times and remind ourselves that if we are not part of the solution to this problem, we share some of the blame for it.

"Sometimes I wonder... will God ever forgive us for what we've done to each other? Then I look around and I realize... God left this place a long time ago."

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Tim
Aug 17, 2007 5:33 PM
 
The Last King of Scotland is a must see......one of the best performances in a long time.
Movie Addict
Aug 17, 2007 7:31 PM
 
I'll get to it eventually. I love Forrest Whittaker. Just watched him last night in American Gun. Another outstanding performance by him.



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