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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, Rovi

  • Release date:December 8, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ivan Sharrock Best Sound Mixing 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anna Behlmer Best Sound Mixing 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lon Bender Best Sound Editing 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Steven Rosenblum Best Editing 2006 Nominee
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Djimon Hounsou Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
National Board of Review Djimon Hounsou Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
Women Film Critics Circle Djimon Hounsou Best Actor 2006 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Djimon Hounsou Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Djimon Hounsou Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Djimon Hounsou Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Black Reel Awards Djimon Hounsou Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Djimon Hounsou Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Leonardo DiCaprio Best Actor 2006 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Leonardo DiCaprio Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Leonardo DiCaprio Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Leonardo DiCaprio Best Actor 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Leonardo DiCaprio Best Actor 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Andy Nelson Best Sound Mixing 2006 Nominee

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio
as Danny Archer
Jennifer Connelly
as Maddy Bowen
Djimon Hounsou
as Solomon Vandy
Jimi Mistry
as Nabil
Michael Sheen
as Simmons
Arnold Vosloo
as Ambassador Walker
David Harewood
as Captain Poison
Basil Wallace
as Benjamin Kapanay
Benu Mabhena
as Jassie Vandy
Ntare Mwine
as M'Ed
Ato Essandoh
as Commander Rambo
Kagiso Kuypers
as Dia Vandy
Anointing Lukola
as N'Yanda Vandy
Marius Weyers
as Van de Kaap
Bouba Badiane
as Tupac T-shirt
Percy Matsemela
as Commander Zero
Ronnie Nyakale
as Digger 1
Tony Kgoroge
as Troop Leader
Nick Reding
as British DFID Minister
Klemens Becker
as German Minister
Akin Omotoso
as Peacekeeper
Dini Nondumo
as Mende UN Worker
Grant Brett Swanby
as UNCHR Official
Tau Maserumule
as R.U.F. Soldier 1
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
as R.U.F. Trainer
Gaurav Chopra
as French Journalist
Karl McMillan
as Aussie Journalist
David Lee
as Cockney Journalist
Jonathan Pienaar
as SA Cameraman
Sonni Chidiebere
as Kamajoor Headman
Nnamdi Onyeiwu
as Kamajoor
Phado Bahola
as Child Soldier 3 (Indoc)
Thabang Mothle
as Child Soldier 4 (Indoc)
Buhle Seya
as Child Soldier 5 (Indoc)
Sizwe Makapela
as Child Soldier 6 (Indoc)
Tyrone Keogh
as SA Page
Winston Ntshona
as Old Mende Man
Mduduzi Mabaso
as Rebel
Nat Ramabulana
as Rebel
Zenzo Ngqobe
as Rebel
Mlungisi Hlophe
as Rebel
Carol Behane
as Mother at the Bridge
Nigel Harman
as News Reporter
Clare Holman
as News Reporter
Kedibone Tholo
as Prostitute

Crew

Edward Zwick
Director
Edward Zwick
Producer
Gillian Gorfil
Producer
Greg Jacobs
Producer
Marshall Herskovitz
Producer
Graham King
Producer
Paula Weinstein
Producer
Charles Leavitt
Screenwriter
Charles Leavitt
Screen Story
Eduardo Serra
Cinematographer
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
George Acogny
Musical Direction/Supervision
Steven Rosenblum
Editor
Dan Weil
Production Designer
Raymond Chan
Supervising Art Director
Peter Wenham
Supervising Art Director
Daran Fulham
Art Director
Philip Key
Supervising Producer
Kevin de la Noy
Co-producer
Genevieve Hofmeyr
Supervising Producer
Josh Gummersall
Associate Producer
Len Amato
Executive Producer
Kevin de la Noy
Executive Producer
Benjamin Waisbren
Executive Producer
Olivia Bloch-Laine
Set Decorator
Ngila Dickson
Costume Designer
Jon Title
Sound/Sound Designer
Ivan Sharrock
Sound/Sound Designer
Nilo Otero
First Assistant Director
Mike Proudfoot
Camera Operator
Klemens Becker
Camera Operator
Anna Behlmer
Sound Mixer
Andy Nelson
Sound Mixer
Victoria Thomas
Casting
Moonyeenn Lee
Casting
Pete Anthony
Conductor
Sian Evans
Costumes Supervisor
Clive Pollick
Construction Coordinator
Sallie Jaye
Department Head Makeup
Rae Donnelly
Costumes Supervisor
Johan van Huyssteen
Location Manager
Zoe Harvey
Costume/Wardrobe
Sarel Pretorius
Second Unit Camera
Peter Currey
Location Manager
Dale Butler
Second Assistant Director
Lon Bender
Supervising Sound Editor
Renato Chagas
Construction Coordinator
Gary Capo
Second Unit Director
Natasha Stevens
Costume/Wardrobe
Susan Towner
Unit Production Manager
Marge Rowland
Production Accountant
Reg Wayment
Fights Choreographer
Clive Beard
Special Effects Supervisor
Hazel Adams
Costume/Wardrobe
Leigh Mackenzie
Second Unit Camera
Nadia Botha
Costume/Wardrobe
Tom Boland
Visual Effects Producer
Cynthia Thornton
Associate Editor
Promise Mgoduka
Costume/Wardrobe
Eddie Thorne
Second Unit Assistant Director
Arlyn Richardson
Post Production Coordinator
Kevin de la Noy
Second Unit Director
Brandon Lambdin
Second Assistant Director
Widaad Williams
Costume/Wardrobe
Neil Greenberg
Visual Effects Editor
Youssou N'Dour
Musical Performer
Philippa Lingard
Costumes Supervisor
Shahida April
Costume/Wardrobe
Gavin Greenaway
Conductor
Mathew Dunne
Second Unit Assistant Director
Cordell McQueen
Special Effects Coordinator
Adam Dale
Aerial Photography
Metro Voices
Musical Performer
Neil Corbould
Special Effects Coordinator
Mark Auret
Properties Master
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