Sunday, January 28, 2007

Blood Diamond

'I wonder.. Would God ever forgive us for what we are doing to each other?
I realise.. God left this place a long time ago!!'
- Danny Archer, Blood Diamond.

Di Caprio is nominated for Best Actor in Leading Role for the Academy Awards and this drew my attention to watch the movie.

A Blood Diamond (also called a conflict diamond or a war diamond) is a diamond mined in a war zone and sold, usually clandestinely, in order to finance an insurgent or invading army's war efforts.

The movie mainly captures an african man estranged from his family due to the civil war. How his son turns into a rebel and is forced to be a part of R.U.F is a story that shocks the very soul. Di Caprio plays a smuggler alongside Jennifer Connelly(from Beautiful Mind), a journalist.

This is Caprio's best performance ever and he has played the role to perfection. Its horrifying to realise how different the world is in Africa. The horror, the violence, the beauty, children and deprivation is quite unthinkable. Blood Diamond is a must-watch especially for women who dream of story book weddings and a 24 carot diamond for their engagement.

* The World Diamond Council set out to draft a new process, whereby all diamond roughly could be certified as coming from a non-conflict source.
* Conflict-free diamonds are diamonds of certified origin which are guaranteed not to be tainted by violence, human rights abuses, child labor, or environmental destruction.
* The Antwerp resolution called for an international certification system on the export and import of diamonds, legislation in all countries to accept only officially sealed packages of diamonds, for countries to impose criminal charges on anyone trafficking in conflict diamonds, and instituted a ban on any individual found trading in conflict diamonds

A Diamond is Forever - there is a shocking story behind this gliterring stone.


J~ said...

Meera... that was a beautiful review... a true film critic in the makin:-)
After reading the review,Blood Diamond made it to my "must-see" list.
Was watchin "Snakes on a plane" a Samuel Jackson movie.The movie started off all so well,but then the whole drama became a difficult snake to kill in the second half.

catch 22 said...

I watched it some time back, I loved the movie. Di Caprio is best as ever, He is such a versatile actor, if Departed was awesome performance this bettered that. The way he moulded his accent for the movie was fitting the character. I wanted him to win an oscar for this one but sigh ...not to be. He has got a good range of movies and recently I came to know that there is a term called Di Caprite for fans of Di Caprio.

Hari said...

Awesome Wordings dude. Everyone understood that Diamonds are Cursed stones. Bottom Line: We human beings value Monies, metals, stones , POWER etc. , but not the Humans.