Blood Diamond

Synopsis: A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him.
Director(s): Edward Zwick
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 26 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
143 min


English boys don't go

to school every day.

Teacher say this country

was founded as a utopia.

Do you know

what that word means, Papa?

Well, she says someday

when the war is over...

...our world will be a paradise.

And all this you learn in one day?

And math and science.

This is too much learning. Tomorrow,

you will stay home and mend the nets, yes?

No, Papa.

What? So now you want

to go to school every day?

- Stay.

- Papa.

- Stay!

- Papa!



Come, come, come.

Pick it up. Quick.

- Papa! Papa!

- Jassie.

- Dia, run!

- Papa!

- Papa! Papa!

- Dia, run!


Bring forward the next one. Bastard.

Bring forward the next one.

- Long sleeve or short sleeve?

- No.

Young man. You must understand.

The government wants you to vote, okay?

They gonna tell you say,

"The future is in your hands."

We now the future.

So we take your hands.

- No.

- No more hands, no more voting.

Chop him.

Spread the word.

The Revolutionary United Front is coming.

- RUF!


Bring forward the next one.

Bring him forward. Bring him forward.

Long sleeve or short sleeve?

- Short sleeve!

- Chop him.

Hold on, hold on. Wait, wait, wait.

Not this one. Look at him.

- Put him in the truck.

- Let's go.

Bring him to the mines.

He can work. He can work.

Move, move, move.

Next one, next one, next one.

Throughout the history of Africa...

...whenever a substance

of value is found...

...the locals die

in great number and in misery.

Now, this was true of ivory,

rubber, gold and oil.

It is now true of diamonds.

According to a devastating report

by Global Witness...

...these stones are being used

to purchase arms and finance civil war.

We must act to prohibit...

...the direct or indirect import

of all rough diamonds from conflict zones.

May I remind you...

...that the U.S. is responsible for two-thirds

of all diamond purchases worldwide...

...and I don't anticipate

that demand diminishing.

We must remember

that these stones...

...comprise only a small percentage

of the legitimate diamond industry...

...whose trade is crucial to the economies

of many emerging nations.

The Freetown government

and their white masters...

...have raped your land

to feed their greed.

RUF have freed you.

- No more slave and master here.

- It's true.

Current estimates are that conflict stones

account for only 15 percent of the market.

But in a multi-billion-dollar-a-year


...that means hundreds of millions

of dollars are available...

...for weapons in these conflict zones.

RUF is fighting for the people!

RUF is fighting for Sierra Leone!

Any bastard think he would joke

with me diamond, I go cut he throat.


And we are joined today

by members of that diamond industry...

...who wholeheartedly

endorse your proposal.

I hope you join me

in applauding their presence here.

Mr. Van De Kaap and Mr. Simmons.

Give it to me.

Don't worry. We'll be fine, huh?

Listen. You take off

as soon as I'm out the door.

You don't land

until I raise you on the sat phone.

You be careful, Danny.

Don't worry. They want these guns

too much to do anything stupid.

Where is Commander Zero?

I am Captain Rambo.

Right. Right, I've seen your films, huh?

I'm looking for Commander Zero, huh?

He's inside. You talk to me.

You are here to help us

in our struggle against the government.

I'm here to do business

with Commander Zero, all right?

All right.

You are the man, huh?

You are the man.

Here, huh?

Hey. I'm talking to you! Stop!

- Commander Zero.

- Hey.

- I go kill you, eh?

- It's fine, huh? It's fine.

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Charles Leavitt

Charles Leavitt (born 1970) is an American screenwriter best known for writing the 2006 film Blood Diamond. more…

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