Blood Diamond


2h 11m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Danny Archer, a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman are 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-

Film Details

Also Known As
Diamond, Okavango
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Cape Town, South Africa; Mozambique; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m

Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Danny Archer, a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman are 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, 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.

Crew

Dr. Arthur Abraham

Consultant

Mark Abrahams

Medic

Manuel Abreu

Location Assistant

George Acogny

Music Supervisor

George Acogny

Song

Hazel Adams

Wardrobe

Kevin Adcock

Special Effects Technician

Romulo Adriano Jr.

Visual Effects

Sebastian Aicher

Construction

John Joseph Akar

Song

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Song Performer

Chiara Allegruci

Makeup

Monique Allen

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Russell Allen

Coordinator

Robert Allin

Production Assistant

Walmir Almeida

Office Assistant

Len Amato

Executive Producer

Rosario Luis Amilai

Office Assistant

Gordon Antell

Assistant Editor

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Michael Rocha Antunes

Production Assistant

Cesariano Anuar

Location Assistant

Shahida April

Wardrobe

Christopher Assells

Sound Effects Editor

Janine Van Assen

Production Coordinator

Simon Atherton

Props

Laura Harris Atkinson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Mark Auret

Property Master

Clarice Azevedo

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Bruce Babcock

Original Music

Chris P Bacon

Music Engineer

Darren Bailey

Camera

Drew Bailey

Assistant Director

James Bailey

Foley Artist

Neil Baillie

Camera Assistant

Pupa Bajah

Song Performer

Ludwe Balintulo

Lighting Technician

Wesley Vonlee Barnard

Special Effects Technician

Alan Barnes

Rigging Gaffer

Anni Bartels

Makeup Artist

Sahr Samuel Baryoh

Song

Bryan Baverstock

Transportation Coordinator

Clive Beard

Special Effects Supervisor

Klemens Becker

Camera Operator

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Anna Behlmer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lon Bender

Supervising Sound Editor

Becky Bentham

Music Coordinator

Alfred Berger

Visual Effects

Les Van Berk

Special Effects Technician

Richard Berkeley

Production Assistant

Sean Berkhout

Unit Manager

Desmond Bester

Props

Ben Beukes

Rigging Electrician

Yann Biquand

Production Designer

Olivia Bloch-laine

Set Decorator

Kathryn Blondell

Hair Stylist

Gilles Boisacq

Gaffer

Thomas M Boland

Visual Effects Producer

Jaco Botha

Medic

Nadia Botha

Wardrobe

Caimin Bourne

Special Effects Technician

Steve Bowen

Colorist

Toma Bowen

Visual Effects

William Boyes

Props

George Brain

Foreman

David Brighton

Special Effects Assistant

Justin Brokensha

Assistant Camera

Robert Brooker

Rigging Grip

Gary Brown

Foreman

Thomas Brown

Assistant Camera

Jaap Buitendijk

Photography

Bai Burea

Song Performer

Steve Burgess

Assistant Camera

Rodney Burke

Special Effects Technician

Elaine Burt

Production Coordinator

Lunga Buthelezi

Stunt Performer

Sidwell Buthelezi

Stunt Performer

Dale Butler

Assistant Director

Desmond Buys

Grip

Thomas Cabus

Graphics

Tina Caldeira

Coordinator

Shawn Campbell

Props

Joseph Canning

Construction

Gary Capo

Unit Director

Charles Carey

Video Assist/Playback

William Carter

Song

Renato Chagas

Construction Coordinator

Raymond Chan

Art Director

Del Chatterton

Assistant Director

Terence Chicken

Greensman

Jonathan Chiles

Boom Operator

Paulo Chimene

Casting Assistant

Judy Chin

Makeup Artist

Sean Chisholm

Unit Manager

Emmanuel Chonka

Lighting Technician

Graham Clark

Camera Assistant

Tony Clark

Visual Effects

Jake Clifton

Foreman

Elize Cloete

Production Accountant

Harry Cohen

Sound Effects Editor

Ryan Coleman

Assistant

Craig Collop

Assistant Director

Miranda Colman

Assistant Director

Celia Come

Casting Assistant

Neil Corbould

Special Effects Coordinator

Luke Cornell

Animal Services

Carlos Da Costa

Location Assistant

Chimene Costa

Assistant Director

Jose Costa

Location Assistant

Antony Cousens

Construction

Katari Cox

Song

Vinca Cox

Script Supervisor

John Coxon

Greensman

Donnie Creighton

Visual Effects Producer

Tom Crooke

Assistant Location Manager

Tim Crosbie

Visual Effects

Peter J Currey

Location Manager

Harmon Cusack

Camera Operator

Avelino Dala

Stunt Performer

Adam Dale

Director Of Photography

Mohamed Daramy

Song

Nurodine Daude

Location Assistant

Jimmy Davies

Assistant

Jessica Dawkshas

Loader

Chris De Beer

Medic

Kevin De La Noy

Unit Director

Kevin De La Noy

Executive Producer

Ricardo De Souza

Costumer

Cobus De Villiers

Construction

Bernie De Wet

Best Boy

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Russel Delport

Generator Operator

Libby Dempster

Art Department

Lid Van Den Berg

Scenic Artist

Mark Van Den Bergen

Visual Effects

Michelle Van Der Merwe

Medic

Pam Des Vigne

Assistant Production Accountant

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Geoff Dibben

Assistant Director

Robert Dibble

Camera Assistant

Ngila Dickson

Costume Designer

Birgit Dierken

Camera Assistant

Nicole Dierken

Assistant Camera

Martin Dlamini

Stunt Performer

Vadim Dobrin

Stunt Performer

Jesse Dodd

Foley Mixer

Marc Dold

Song

Rae Donnelly

Costume Supervisor

Lizette Du Plessis

Medic

Louis Du Preez

Graphics

Danyela Duarte

Production Secretary

Manuela Duarte

Production Secretary

Manuela Duarte

Interpreter

Gavin Dullisear

Special Effects Foreman

Isac Dulobo

Tutor

Laurie Dunn

Transportation Captain

Stacey Dunn

Wardrobe

Mathew Dunne

Assistant Director

Tommy Dunne

Props

Polly Earnshaw

Makeup Artist

Mike Eaves

Colorist

Greg Eby

Production Accountant

Jake Edmonds

Coordinator

Manex Efrem

Special Effects Technician

Lynette Ely

Assistant Production Coordinator

Anthony English

Video Assist/Playback

Jaco Espach

Unit Manager

Jana Evans

Art Department Coordinator

Sian Evans

Costume Supervisor

Tim Everitt

Visual Effects

Cuan Everleigh

Props

Jane Fagan

Assistant

Bridgette Fahey

Assistant Editor

Michael Fauntleroy

Assistant Camera

David Fein

Foley Artist

Brad Ferguson

Caterer

Raymond Ferguson

Special Effects Supervisor

Kenneth Ferrell

Post-Production Assistant

Robert M Fischer

Best Boy Grip

Paul Fisher

Transportation Coordinator

John Fletcher

Song

Mickey Fonseca

Assistant Director

Geoff Foster

Score Recording

Jessica Franks

Set Production Assistant

Daran Fulham

Art Director

Clifford Nelson Fyle

Song

Kurt Galvao

Consultant

Castigo De Gama

Assistant Production Accountant

William Gammon

Visual Effects

Lyall Gardiner

Construction

William Geddes

Key Grip

Gerald Geldenhuys

Assistant Camera

Rehta Geldenhuys

Production Accountant

Brendan Gibb

Construction

Candy Ann Gibbons

Makeup Assistant

Duff Gifford

Stunt Performer

Patrick Gillingham

Caterer

Robert Gilman

Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
Diamond, Okavango
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Cape Town, South Africa; Mozambique; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2006
Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Editing

2006

Best Sound

2006

Best Sound Editing

2006

Best Supporting Actor

2006
Djimon Hounsou

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Supporting Actor (Djimon Hounsou) by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).

Released in United States Winter December 8, 2006

Released in United States on Video March 20, 2007

Gary Fleder once attached to direct. Kevin Costner once attached to star.

Peter Weir was previously in discussions to direct.

Charlie Mitchell reportedly received nearly $1,000,000 for this spec script.

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.

Released in United States Winter December 8, 2006

Released in United States on Video March 20, 2007

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Supporting Actor (Djimon Hounsou) by the National Board of Review (NBR).