Dark Diamond / Diamant noir

Director: Arthur Harari
Cast: Niels Schneider, August Diehl, Hans Peter Cloos, Abdel-Hafed Benotman
Country: France, Belgium
Language: French, German with English subtitles, English
Year of production: 2016
Genre: Thriller, Film Noir
Rating: R16 Violence & sexual violence
Duration: 111 min
Festivals: Viennale International Film Festival 2016, Beaune Festival du Film International du Film Policier 2016
Awards: Beaune Festival du Film International du Film Policier 2016: Jury Prize, Beaune

“A visually striking heist thriller.” The Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

Arthur Harari’s film opens with the death of Pier Ulmann’s father, poverty stricken and ousted by his family after a fatal accident. Pier’s desire to avenge his father leads him to infiltrate the ranks of his affluent diamond-dealing extended family. Considering the family culpable for his father’s loss, Pier plans a heist under the guise of carrying out construction work on the diamond firm.

A modern interpretation of the classic film noir genre, Dark Diamond stages all the ingredients: a criminal the audience feels for, a fast, forward-moving, gripping story, and a heist. In the vein of French masters of the genre such as Jean- Pierre Melville (Le Doulos), Arthur Harari’s polished film noir is set in the diamond district of Antwerp, Belgium. Originally conceptualised as a modern reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, playing on the traditional formula of a vengeful son taking apart his family for the sake of his tragically deceased father, Dark Diamond is characterised by intense scenes and confronting cinematography. The audience can’t help but be on the edge of their seat as Pier’s quest for revenge quickly becomes compromised by unforeseen complications.

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WELLINGTON
Thurs 2 Mar 8:45 pm D
Thurs 9 Mar 4:10 pm E
Fri 17 Mar 4:10 pm D
Tues 21 Mar 6:20 pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sat 4 Mar 4:10 pm
Fri 10 Mar 8:30 pm
Tues 14 Mar 1:00 pm
Sat 18 Mar 8:45 pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sun 12 Mar 8:30 pm
Wed 15 Mar 6:10 pm

NELSON
Sat 18 Mar 8:30 pm
Mon 20 Mar 3:00 pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Tues 14 Mar 8:35 pm
Sun 19 Mar 4:05 pm
Sat 25 Mar 8:45 pm

TIMARU
Fri 10 Mar 8:30 pm

ARROWTOWN
Sun 19 Mar 6:00 pm

TAURANGA
Sat 25 Mar 8:30 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sat 25 Mar 8:30 pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Tues 4 April 8:30 pm

HAMILTON
Wed 29 Mar 6:10 pm
Sat 8 Apr 6:10 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sat 8 Apr 8:50 pm
Tues 11 Apr 8:10 pm

DUNEDIN
Sat 8 Apr 8:30 pm
Tues 11 Apr 8:30 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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