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A Mighty Heart (2007)

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Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohammed Afzal ...
Mushtaq Khan ...
Danny's Taxi Driver (as Mushtaq Ahmed)
Daud Khan ...
Telal Saeed ...
Arif Khan ...
Mariane's Taxi Driver
Tipu Taheer ...
Human Rights Director
Amit Dhawan ...
Technical Supervisor
Saira Nasir Khan ...
Aliya Khan ...
Sarah Mone ...
Female Guest
Bushra Parwani ...
Female Guest
Zafar Karachiwala ...
Male Guest


On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a café with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined. Written by <>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un coeur invaincu  »

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,948,863 (USA) (22 June 2007)


£153,028 (UK) (21 September 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Brad Pitt became inspired to capture Pearl's memoir on screen when he saw her interview on CNN while the search for her husband was going on. See more »


There are few billboards shown on the roads of Karachi, which were not imaginable in early 2002, i.e. Telenor Mobile Service (introduced in March 2005), Qarshi Jam-e-Shirin's latest campaign etc. See more »


[first lines]
Mariane Pearl: [narrating] The day after 9-11, Danny and I flew to Pakistan. He was the South Asia Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal, and I was working for French Public Radio. Thousands of journalist from all over the world arrived in Islamabad to cover the war in neighboring Afghanistan. On the 7th October, bombing began.
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Referenced in Locked Up Abroad: India: Hostage to Terror (2008) See more »


Gur Nal Isoh Mita
(p) and (c) V.I.P. / Brian Engel Publishing
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30 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

First off, I must say something about Angelina Jolie: she gave an admirable and heartfelt performance in this wonderful film and does NOT in any way deserve all the terrible things people have accused her and the filmmakers of doing, namely being racist and engaging in "blackfacing." Mariane Pearl requested Jolie to portray her, and that is that. This is a heartbreaking film that does not make us pity Mariane Pearl but allows us to admire her for her strength and courage. Although the film brought tears to my eyes, it is not one of those sob stories with the intention of being a tear-jerker. It is not overly brutal either, showing the trauma of the event as experienced by Mariane Pearl without putting the full-blown horror of it on the audience unnecessarily. Great supporting performances also from Archie Panjabi and Irfan Khan.

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