There is a segment of the American population that has been excluded from the national myth, and that should be redressed.
I think it's too easy often to find a villain out of the headlines and to then repeat that villainy again and again and again. You know, traditionally, America has always looked to scapegoat someone as the boogie man.
I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
To me this movie is about what is valuable. To one person it might be a stone; to someone else, a story in a magazine; to another, it is a child. The juxtaposition of one man obsessed with finding a valuable diamond with another man risking his life to find his son is the beating heart of this film.
Patrick J. Adams
David Friedrich Strauss