Solomon Vandy
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Solomon Vandy (Character)
from Blood Diamond (2006)

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Blood Diamond (2006)
Solomon Vandy: I will find you... If it takes my life.

Danny Archer: So you're a fisherman, ha? What do you catch mostly?
Solomon Vandy: Fish.

Danny Archer: That makes us partners.
Solomon Vandy: I am not your partner!

Solomon Vandy: [out of breath] He is my son. I am his father. I must go find him. Go ahead, shoot me if you want, but I will go find him.

Solomon Vandy: [trying to rescue his son] Dia, come on.
Dia Vandy: Leave me alone!
Solomon Vandy: Dia it is me, your father. Let's go.
Dia Vandy: I don't know you! Fisherman!
[to the other soldiers]
Dia Vandy: Get him, get him!

Solomon Vandy: Dia, What are you doing? Dia! Look at me, look at me. What are you doing? You are Dia Vendy, of the proud Mende tribe. You are a good boy who loves soccer and school. Your mother loves you so much. She waits by the fire making plantains, and red palm oil stew with your sister N'Yanda and the new baby. The cows wait for you. And Babu, the wild dog who minds no one but you. I know they made you do bad things, but you are not a bad boy. I am your father who loves you. And you will come home with me and be my son again.

[first lines]
Solomon Vandy: Dia. Dia. Don't want to be late.
Dia Vandy: English boys don't go to school every day.

Solomon Vandy: I understand White people want our diamonds, yes. But how can my own people do this to each other?

[about her article about the war]
Solomon Vandy: So when people in your country read it, they will come help, yes?
Maddy Bowen: Probably not.

Solomon Vandy: I thought you would steal it from me.
Danny Archer: Yeah, yeah, it occured to me, huh?

Danny Archer: [appears] Don't tell me you're going to try and sell it yourself. To who, and for what price my friend? You need my help whether you like it or not.
Solomon Vandy: What are you talking about?
[walks away]
Danny Archer: [Follows] Listen, listen. They came into this city overnight. It's started. What are you gonna do about it, huh? Look, the right stone can buy anything - safety, information, even freedom, but a big stone does not stay secret for very long. The moment you tell anyone about it, your life is absolutely worthless! The only reason you're still alive is because you haven't told anyone where it is. Am I right? Am I?
[walks outside]
Danny Archer: Who do you think got you out of jail, huh? That makes us partners!
Solomon Vandy: I am not your partner!
[Walks off]
Danny Archer: What if I helped you find your family?
Solomon Vandy: [turns around] What do you know of my family?
Danny Archer: Relief agencies are useless, the hospitals are overwhelmed. There are other ways, bro.
Solomon Vandy: Liar!
Danny Archer: Look at me.
[Takes of glasses]
Danny Archer: I know people, huh? White people. Without me, you're just another black man in Africa, alright?