Ex-mercenary turned smuggler Danny Archer (Leonard DiCaprio
) and Mende fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou
) are unlikely partners in the Edward Zwick
film Blood Diamond
. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions.
The duo team up to recover a rare pink diamond of immense value and to rescue the fisherman's son, who was kidnapped by rebel forces and turned into a child soldier. As the brutal rebel forces rip a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside, Archer and Vandy work with journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly
) to find what they're looking for.
The film presents disturbing images of the rebels and their brainwashing and physical tactics for turning children against everything they've ever known, but it also centers on redemption. In a country where peace seems impossible, one man is able to make peace with himself.
-Blood Diamond trailer