Diamond Girl

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  • G
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.1  (865)

Diamond Girl is a romantic drama film from 1998 that tells the story of a young woman named Claire Barnard (Joely Collins), who works as a maid for a wealthy family in South Africa. Claire dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer, but her father's death has left her family in financial turmoil, making her aspirations seem impossible. However, opportunity arises when her wealthy employer's son, James Wayland (Jonathan Cake), takes notice of her creative talents and offers to fund her fashion career, on the condition that she poses as his girlfriend to impress his father's business colleagues.

Claire initially resists but ultimately accepts the offer, hoping that this opportunity can change her and her family's future. James is a wealthy and charming businessman from London who's been sent to South Africa to help his father's business ventures. While he is initially charming and gentlemanly towards Claire, she gradually discovers that James is not the man she thought he was.

As James and Claire continue to spend time together, he reveals to her that his father's business interests are in diamond smuggling, and James is only in South Africa to continue his father's illegal activities. Claire is conflicted, as she knows that she can't expose James without risking her family's future.

As James begins to fall for Claire, he finds himself questioning his father's criminal activities and his own purpose in South Africa. Together, Claire and James must navigate their feelings for one another while navigating the truth behind James's family's business.

Throughout the film, there are several twists and turns as Claire and James try to figure out if their relationship is real or if it's just a business transaction meant to deceive James's father. As the stakes become higher and they get more involved with James's family's criminal activities, Claire must choose between love and loyalty to her family.

Diamond Girl is a classic romantic tale that explores family dynamics, love, and the choices we make when faced with difficult decisions. The chemistry between the two lead actors, Joely Collins and Jonathan Cake, is palpable, giving the film a believable and intimate feel.

While the storyline is romantic, it also has an element of drama as the two main characters struggle with their feelings towards each other and the consequences of their actions. There is also an interesting exploration of morality, as the story line delves into the criminal aspects of the diamond smuggling business in South Africa.

The film is set against the backdrop of South Africa, which not only provides a beautiful and exotic location but also adds an element of cultural and social context to the film. Viewers are treated to a glimpse of life in South Africa, from the stark contrasts between the wealthy and the poor to the inherent dangers of diamond smuggling.

Overall, Diamond Girl is a well-made film with strong performances from the lead actors. The film's romantic storyline is complemented by an intriguing exploration of the morality of crime and the dangers that come with it. While the movie does at times feel like a classic romantic drama, it manages to stay engaging throughout, making it a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good love story.

Diamond Girl is a 1998 tv movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 31 min
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    6.1  (865)