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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 Creator/MichaelWinterbottom, produced by Creator/BradPitt and starred Creator/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''' (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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