“Blood Diamond” quotes(2006)
Plot – This movie is set during the '90s civil war in Sierra Leone. Danny Archer is an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe and Solomon Vandy is a fisherman from Mende. Both men are African but their stories are very different. Their fates join together when both want to recover a rare pink diamond. Solomon is taken away from his family and he's forced to work in the diamonds mines. When he finds an extraordinary gem, he hides it even if he knows it's a great risk. In fact the diamond not only can save his wife and daughters but it also can help him in rescuing his son Dia from becoming a child-soldier. Archer, who makes his living out of diamonds and arms trading, learns about Solomon's secret stone. The diamond represents the chance of a lifetime for him too as it can help him to leave Africa's violence and corruption in which he has been a willing player.
All actors – Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman, Benu Mabhena, Anointing Lukola, David Harewood, Basil Wallace, Jimi Mistry, Michael Sheen, Marius Weyers, Stephen Collins, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Bouba Badiane, Ato Essandoh, Percy Matsemela, Ronnie Nyakale, Tony Kgoroge, Nick Reding, Klemens Becker, Akin Omotoso, Chiméne Costa, Dini Nondumo, Grant Swanby, Tau Maserumule, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Martin Abdul-Jabbar, Gaurav Chopra, Karl McMillan, David S. Lee, Jonathan Pienaar, Sonni Chidiebere, Nnamdi Onyeiwu, Nhlanhla Mavimbela, Mfundo Pisani, Phado Bahola, Thabang Mothle, Buhle Seya, Sizwe Makapela, Tyrone Keogh, Winston Ntshona, Mduduzi Mabaso, Nathaniel Ramabulana, Zenzo Ngqobe, Mlungisi Hlophe, Carol Behane, Nigel Harman, Clare Holman, Kedibone Tholo, Koketso Mojela, Irmelin DiCaprio, Ray Donn, Karen Haacke, Vanessa Haywood, Dan Hirst, Cordell McQueen, Scott Wickesshow all
“Blood Diamond” Quotes 12 quotes
“- Benjamin Kapanay: My heart always told me that people are inherently good. My experience suggests otherwise. But what about you, Mr. Archer? In your long career as a journalist, would you say that people are mostly good?
- Danny Archer: No. I'd say they're just people.
- Benjamin Kapanay: Exactly. It is what they do that makes them good or bad.”
“- Solomon Vandy: So when people in your country read it, they will come help, yes?
- Maddy Bowen: Probably not.”
“- Danny Archer: What if I helped you find your family?
- Solomon Vandy: What do you know of my family?
- Danny Archer: Relief agencies are useless, the hospitals are overwhelmed. There are other ways, bro.
- Solomon Vandy: Liar!
- Danny Archer: I know people, huh? White people. Without me, you're just another black man in Africa, alright?”
“This red earth, it's in our skin. The Shona say the colour comes from all the blood that's been spilled fighting over the land. This is home. You'll never leave Africa.”
“Out here, people kill each other as a way of life. It's always been like that.”
“You think I'm a demon, but that's only because I have lived in Hell.”
“I understand White people want our diamonds, yes. But how can my own people do this to each other?”