A Mighty Heart

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Overview

Angelina Jolie stars as Mariane Pearl, wife of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, in director Michael Winterbottom's adaptation of Mariane's memoir recounting the abduction and murder of her husband played in the film by Dan Futterman by Pakistani militants. It was on January 23, 2002, that Mariane Pearl's life took a grim and unanticipated turn that no one could have seen coming. The South Asia Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal, Daniel Pearl, was in Pakistan with his pregnant wife, Mariane, when he set out to...
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Overview

Angelina Jolie stars as Mariane Pearl, wife of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, in director Michael Winterbottom's adaptation of Mariane's memoir recounting the abduction and murder of her husband played in the film by Dan Futterman by Pakistani militants. It was on January 23, 2002, that Mariane Pearl's life took a grim and unanticipated turn that no one could have seen coming. The South Asia Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal, Daniel Pearl, was in Pakistan with his pregnant wife, Mariane, when he set out to conduct one last interview for an upcoming article; the pair were due to fly back home to the U.S. shortly thereafter. By all accounts, it was the same type of interview he had conducted a hundred times before, and though the only concern that Daniel had voiced beforehand was that he might be a bit late for dinner, it would soon become obvious that something had gone horribly awry. Later, in an attempt to rise above the seething vengeance and cycle of violence that the post-9/11 world has fallen into and familiarize her newborn son with the father he will never know, Mariane penned A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl. The remarkable true story behind the murder that shook the entire world, Mariane's deeply personal novel is adapted for the screen by the BAFTA award-winning director of The Road to Guantanamo.
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Special Features

"Journey of Passion: The making of a Mighty Heart"; Public service announcement; Committtee to Protect Journalists
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • UPC: 097363505228
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 70,622

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angelina Jolie Mariane Pearl
Dan Futterman Daniel "Danny" Pearl
Irfan Khan Javed Nabib, "Captain"
Denis O'Hare John Bussey
Archie Panjabi Asra Nomani
Will Patton Randall Bennett
Gary Wilmes Steve LeVine
Mohammad Afzal Shabir
Mushtaq Ahmed Danny's Taxi Driver
Daud Khan Masud the Fixer
Telal Saeed Kaleem Yusuf
Arif Kahn Marianne's Taxi Driver
Tipu Taheer Human Rights Director
Amit Dhawan Technical Supervisor
Saira Nasir Khan Nasrin
Alya Khan Kashva
Sarah Mone Female Guest
Bushra Parwani Female Guest
Afar Zarachiwala Male Guest
Danish Iqbal Male Guest
Ali Tejani Male Guest
Azfar Ali Azlar
Ahmed Jamal Khwaja
Perrine Moran Ruth Pearl
Jeffry Kaplow Judea Pearl
Ishaque Ahmed Arif
Alyy Kahn Omar Saeed Sheikh, "Bashir"
Adnan Siddiqui Dost Aliani
Shah Murad Aliani Farooq
Imran Paracha Major Major
Imran Patel Jamal Paracha
Jean-Jacques Scaerou Philippe Scaerou
Veronique Darleguy Veronique Laurent
Jillian Armenante Maureen Platt
Demitri Goritsas John Skeleton
Zach Coffin Matt MacDowell
Sajid Hasan Zafir
Farooq Khan Noor
Mikail Lotia Hasan
Baba Shaikh Phone Engineer
Amy Shindler Michelle Pearl
William Hoyland John Bauman
Bilal Saeed Haider
Sean Chapman US Journalist
Holly Goline News Producer
Amy Rosenthal Tamara Pearl
Nour Ayad Ibrahim the Cook
Lynn Blades News Reader
Ikram Bhatti Gilani, Sheikh
Fahad Hussain Farhad Naseem
Taj Khan Suleiman
Hasan Ali Cell Phone Worker
Naeem Sogay Adil
Sujata Humane Omar's Aunt
Dr. Sayed Masood Doctor
Imran Hasny Lawyer
Chad Chenouga Satchi
Mike Rosen US Journalist
Jenni Lee US Journalist
Elizabeth Danheim US Journalist
Tom Spencer US Phone Journalist
Qasim Iqbal Hotel Manager
Fabienne Khaldi Mariane's Mother
Gigi Ledron Woman in Orange
Aimee Matimbia French Midwife
Harvesp Viraf Chiniwala Baby Adam
Nassim Benbrik Adam Aged 4
Barney Welch Reporter
Technical Credits
Michael Winterbottom Director, Screenwriter
Raphaël Benoliel Production Manager
Wendy Brazington Casting
David Bryan Art Director
Peter Christelis Editor
Laurence Coriat Screenwriter
Danny Daniel Sound Mixer
Alice Dawson Production Manager
Mark Digby Production Designer
Peter Digby Editor
Andrew Eaton Producer
Mike Elliott Asst. Director
Dede Gardner Producer
Bijon Das Gupta Art Director
Harry Escott Score Composer
Texas Hunsaker Costumes/Costume Designer
Janice Janecek Costumes/Costume Designer
Marese Langan Makeup
Ellen Lewis Casting
Fiona McCann Costumes/Costume Designer
Molly Nyman Score Composer
Dilip More Art Director
Asra Nomani Consultant/advisor
John Orloff Screenwriter
Anita Overland Co-producer
Melissa Parmenter Production Manager
Mariane Pearl Consultant/advisor
Brad Pitt Producer
Mozez Singh Production Manager
Christopher Stull Art Director
Arti Gupta Surendranath Producer
Andrew Tapper Art Director
Charlotte Walter Costumes/Costume Designer
Marcel Zsykind Cinematographer
Marcel Zyskind Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mighty Heart
1. Chapter 1 [3:17]
2. Chapter 2 [3:48]
3. Chapter 3 [4:20]
4. Chapter 4 [2:35]
5. Chapter 5 [5:08]
6. Chapter 6 [1:52]
7. Chapter 7 [6:59]
8. Chapter 8 [:59]
9. Chapter 9 [6:02]
10. Chapter 10 [3:06]
11. Chapter 11 [3:52]
12. Chapter 12 [6:58]
13. Chapter 13 [:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mighty Heart
   Play
      Play Film With PSA Intro
      Play Film
   Set Up
      Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio Options: Français
      Audio Options: Español
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: Français
      Subtitle Options: Español
      Subtitle Options: None
   Special Features
      A Journey of Passon: The Making of a Mighty Heart
      Committee to Protect Journalists
      Public Service Annoucement - Pearl Foundation With Christine Amanpour
      Previews
   Scene Selection
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "A Mighty Heart" has heart and depth

    This is a CAN'T MISS IT tale, told with extraordinary depth and sensitivity. Sometimes I cry during a movie, but my daughter is much more reserved... normally. We both found ourselves audibly sobbing with Mariane- not just wet faces- but empathetic, heart-felt like we were right there in the room with her, sobbing. That has never happened to either of us before. The movie handles the story with the utmost integrity: there is not gratuitious scenes, et cetera. I was impressed. If you are in a place where you feel you can empathize with another's story, great. If you just need a light comedy, or a romantic drama, then you are probably no considering this movie at this time anyway, right? When you are ready to hear her share her story, you will be drawn in through this movie as if you are were there- part of the team struggling to help her through it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This movie is haunting. Mariane Pearl is a gutsy, strong & carried herself with great dignity. This film was very moving. Ms Jolie deserves her second oscar. There was nothing weird about this film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    weird

    this movie is kind of weird and boring. i didn't even see all of it.

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    Posted June 29, 2009

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