Blood Diamond is a 2006 German-American political war thriller film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo DiCaprioJennifer Connelly, and Djimon Hounsou. It tells a story following Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), a smuggler 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 (Djimon Hounsou), and the beautiful Maddy (Jennifer Connelly), Archer’s life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him.

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Some fantastic quotes from Blood Diamond are selected as below:💡

Danny Archer : Sometimes I wonder… will God ever forgive us for what we’ve done to each other? Then I look around and I realize… God left this place a long time ago.

Danny Archer: In America, it’s bling bling. But out here it’s bling bang.

Danny Archer : Who do you think buys the stones that I bring out? Dreamy American girls who all want a storybook wedding and a big, shiny rock like the ones in the advertisements of your politically-correct magazines. So, please, don’t come here and make judgments on me, all right?

Danny Archer : You risk my life like that again… and I’ll peel your face back off your head. You understand?


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 : That diamond is my ticket out of this God forsaken continent.

Maddy Bowen : I’m really happy I met you too. And, I wish I could be there with you.

Danny Archer : That’s alright. I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.


Danny Archer : Out here, people kill each other as a way of life. It’s always been like that.

Danny Archer : [Follows]  Listen, listen. They came into this city overnight. It’s started. What are you gonna do about it, huh? Look, the right stone can buy anything – safety, information, even freedom, but a big stone does not stay secret for very long. The moment you tell anyone about it, your life is absolutely worthless! The only reason you’re still alive is because you haven’t told anyone where it is. Am I right? Am I?



Time to learn some collocations and sentence structures:

Danny Archer : Relief agencies are useless, the hospitals are overwhelmed.

1. overwhelm:to defeat someone or something by using a lot of force.

  • European economies have been overwhelmed by increasingly unrealistic expectations about the role of governments.
  • Government troops have overwhelmed the rebels and seized control of the capital.

Danny Archer : You risk my life like that again… and I’ll peel your face back off your head. You understand?

2. risk:  to put sth valuable or important in a dangerous situation, in which it could be lost or damaged.

  • He risked his life to save her.
  • He risked all his money on a game of cards.

3. peel…off: When vehicles, people, or animals peel off, they separate from the group or structure they were part of and move away in a different direction.

  • The organizer is going to peel off a nice piece of your rent checks for his work running the building. 3.
  • If the twit label sticks, then nothing he does will peel it off again.


Please write down your own sentences by using one of the collocations, and leave your comments down below. We are looking forward to your answers!

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