Cast: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irfan Khan, Adnan Siddiqui, Alyy Khan, Sajid Hasan, Dennis OHare, Will Patton, Archie Panjabi
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Rated: M, Moderate themes, Moderate coarse language
Running Time: 104 minutes
Based on a true story
Based on Mariane Pearl's memoir, detailing the tragic story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death. The story covers Danny's reasons for being in Karachi, Pakistan, the complete story of his abduction, the intense effort of his wife, Mariane Pearl to find him during the weeks following his disappearance and his eventual murder.
On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearls 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, Dannys 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 murder 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, Marianes 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 love she and Danny shared.
A journey of passion: The Making of A Mighty Heart
Public Service Announcement - Pearl Foundation with Christine Amampour
Committee to Protect Journalists
Review: If you had any doubts of Angelina Jolie's versatility, this film will change your opinion forever. A standout performance, Angelina Jolie portrays Mariane Pearl a Journalist stationed at the front line of terrorism. Due to head home the next day, her husband schedules a meeting that he will never return from. Angelina Jolie plays an extremely difficult role, with exceptional skill and conviction. An indepth film of religion, race and nationality, if there is any 'war on terrorism film' to see, this is the one!