Blood Diamond

Character: Danny Archer
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Written by: Charles Leavitt (screenplay), Charles Leavitt (story)
Produced by: Len Amato, Kevin De La Noy
Other cast: Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers
Release date: December 8, 2006
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Running time: 2h 23min

Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990’s Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) – a South African mercenary – and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) – a Mende fisherman. 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. 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. With the help of Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), an American journalist whose idealism is tempered by a deepening connection with Archer, the two men embark on a trek through rebel territory, a journey that could save Solomon’s family and give Archer the second chance he thought he would never have.

In Southern Africa… Leonardo DiCaprio cut his leg in a minor accident. He was running on set when he had an accident and spilled some of his own blood while filming, The Blood Diamond in Mozambique.He was taken to a hospital in Nelspruit, South Africa.”He walked into the hospital grounds surrounded by bodyguards. He consulted a doctor for about two hours and then left, presumably for the flight back to Mozambique,” said Robyn Baard, spokeswoman for the Nelspruit Medi-Clinic.

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Filming Locations
Blood Diamond will film on location in Port Edward, South Africa; Maputo, Mozambique and Cape Town, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.



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