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A 2007 [[FilmOfTheBook film-adapatation]] of Marianne Pearl's memoir ''A Mighty Heart'' dealing with the kidnap and beheading of her journalist husband, Daniel Pearl, in Karachi in 2002.

The film was directed by Michael Winterbottom, produced by BradPitt and starred AngelinaJolie as Marianne Pearl, with Dan Futterman playing Daniel. It screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and although not a financial success, was well-received critically.

Given the major coverage of the story in the media, Daniel Pearl's death is a very tragic real-life example of ItWasHisSled.

!!The film contains examples of:

* BasedOnATrueStory
* BittersweetEnding
* {{Brownface}}: When caucasian AngelinaJolie was cast as the mixed-race Marianne Pearl, many accused the filmmakers of race lifting, and some felt it akin to a {{blackface}} performance. This is despite Marianne Pearl having personally chosen Angelina Jolie for the role, going on record to state that she approved of her.
---> "I have heard some criticism about her casting, but it is not about the color of your skin. It is about who you are. I asked her to play the role—even though she is way more beautiful than I am—because I felt a real kinship to her. She put her whole heart into it, and I think she understood why we should do this movie. We had something to say that we knew we should say together."
---> '''- Marianne Pearl''' [[CaptainObvious (the real one)]]
** Or as Ms. Jolie put it herself:
---> "If you did actually want to find somebody that was her exact makeup, she's actually majority Dutch, and she's as black as she is Chinese, and she's Cuban, and she's French."
* {{Determinator}}: Marianne Pearl certainly comes off as an emotional determinator, especially when it comes to forcing herself to watch Daniel's execution tape.
* {{Eagleland}}: While the film is fairly apolitical, it does still show a scene of two slightly #2-flavoured FBI agents clearing a room full of people to take a call, rather than, y'know, stepping outside for a moment.
* HowlOfSorrow: One of the most heartbreaking committed to film. AngelinaJolie is ''very'' good at delivering these when needed.
* OscarBait: Surprisingly averted. While many critics hailed Jolie's performance, the film was only nominated for one GoldenGlobe and a handful of other smaller awards.
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