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A Mighty Heart
A Mighty Heart is a 2007 drama film directed by Michael Winterbottom; It is an adaptation of Mariane Pearl’s memoir, A Mighty Heart. Although initially a financial failure, A Mighty Heart was met with relatively positive reviews from both critics and viewers alike.
The film was screened out of competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, before being released in North America on June 22, 2007.
A Mighty Heart is a detailed account of the search for kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.
Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi by supporters of Omar Sheikh, who claimed responsibility (and was later captured and convicted but is appealing the ruling) for kidnapping and beheading Pearl in 2002. The movie also covers efforts by Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) to track the kidnappers and bring them to justice.
A Mighty Heart was filmed in France and India, during the summer and fall of 2006. Fearing safety of the film crew, the Karachi-scenes were shot in Mumbai, India.
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