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Yes, he was trying to sound like someone from Rhodesia. From IMDb: It is a Rhodesian accent, or Southern African. It is different to the South African accent, like the New Zealand and Australian accents are different. Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe, has a small white population who have their own accent, which is often confused with the white ...


Well found question! In short, and just from thoughts that rose at reading your translation, I suppose that name is saying that children - the movie shows enough children's abuse and misemployment - are just as or even more expensive then diamonds. 'Expensive' of course in the sense of precious.


Earlier in the film, the following exchange takes place between Archer and Solomon (from a transcript of the film): Archer: I've gotta quit smoking, huh? Solomon: Why don't you? Archer: I'll tell you what, Solomon. You find me this diamond, and I'll quit right then and there, huh? So, Archer will quit when he has the diamond. That's his "end ...


I would speculate that it Dia's primary purpose is to develop Solomon's character further and to highlight the differences between Solomon and Archer. Solomon is a foil of Archer, and his son Dia helps to highlight that point. While Archer is primarily driven by money and profit, having been a mercenary and now a smuggler; Solomon is motivated by his ...

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