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A MIGHTY HEART


Year: 2007
USA: Paramount Vantage
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Dan Futterman, Angelina Jolie, Archie Panjabi, Mohammed Afzal, Mushtaq Ahmed, Daud Khan, Telal Saeed, Arif Khan, Tipu Taheer, Amit Dhawan, Saira Nasir Khan, Aliya Khan, Sarah Mone, Bushra Parwani, Zafar Karachiwala, Danish Iqbal, Ali Tejani, Azfar Ali, Ahmed Jamal, Denis O'Hare, Perrine Moran, Jeffry Kaplow, Ishaque Ahmed, Alyy Khan, Irrfan Khan, Adnan Siddiqui, Shah Murad Aliani, Imran Paracha, Imran Patel, Jean-Jacques Scaerou, Veronique Darleguy, Will Patton, Jillian Armenante, Demetri Goritsas, Zach Coffin, Sajid Hasan, Farooq Khan, Gary Wilmes, Mikail Lotia, Baba Shaikh, Amy Shindler, William Hoyland, Bilal Saeed, Sean Chapman, Holly Goline, Amy Rosenthal, Nour Ayad, Lynne Blades, Ikram Bhatti, Fahad Hussain, Taj Khan, Hasan Ali, Naeem Sogay, Sujata Humane, Abdul Haq Khan, Dr Sayed Masood, Imran Hasny, Inder Misra, Chad Chenouga, Mike Rosen, Jenni Lee, Elizabeth Danheim, Tom Spencer,Qasim Iqbal, Fabienne Khaldi, Gigi Ledron, Aimee Matimbia, Harvesp Viraf Chiniwala, Nassim Benbrik
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Countries: USA / UK
USA: 103 mins
UK: 107 mins
USA Rated: R for language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
USA Release Date: 22 June 2007
UK Release Date: 21 September 2007


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Synopsis

In the 5 years since Daniel Pearl's death, nearly 230 journalists have been killed in the line of duty.

On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia Bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. He never returned.

In the face of death, Danny's spirit of defiance and his unflinching belief in the power of journalism led Mariane to write about his disappearance, the intense effort to find him and his eventual murderer in her memoir A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl. Six months pregnant when the ordeal began, she was carrying a son that Danny hoped to name Adam. She wrote the book to introduce Adam to the father he would never meet. Transcending religion, race and nationality, Mariane's courageous desire to rise above the bitterness and hatred that continues to plague this post 9/11 world, serves as the purest expression of the joy of life she and Danny shared. After Danny's death, she went home to her native France to await Adam's birth. She and Adam now live in Paris, France.

Starring Academy AwardŽ winner Angelina Jolie (GIRL, INTERRUPTED) as Mariane Pearl, and Dan Futterman, OscarŽ-nominated for his CAPOTE screenplay, as Daniel Pearl, A MIGHTY HEART is directed by Michael Winterbottom (THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO, TRISTRAM SHANDY) and was filmed in India, France and Pakistan, during the summer and fall of 2006.

In addition to Jolie and Futterman, A MIGHTY HEART stars Irrfan Khan (THE NAMESAKE), Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare (Take Me Out), Archie Panjabi (BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM), Will Patton (REMEMBER THE TITANS), Pakistani television star Adnan Siddiqui (AMER BAIL), and Obie Award winner Gary Wilmes (RED LIGHT WINTER).










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