Cleopatra Music & Films, with domestic sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, will deliver 40-karat action on Aug. 8 with the DVD debut of director Salamat Mukhammed-Ali’s Diamond Cartel.
Things are set in motion when Mussa (Armand Assante) strikes a deal with the mysterious Hong Kong-based Mr. Lo to purchase the Star of the East, a magnificent uncut diamond, but that purchase does not go as planned. Read that as an understatement.
It seems that Mussa has recruited a beauty named Aliya (Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova) to become an assassin, who is quite good at what she does (years of training, etc.). It is on one of these assignments that she has to murder all of Mr. Lo’s errand boys, but among them is her childhood sweetheart, Ruslan (Aleksey Frandetti), whom she cannot bring herself to kill. Instead, she reunites with her love and goes on the run!
Now it is kill or be killed as the young lovers must avoid Mussa, keep away from the vengeful Mr. Lo and find a way to freedom. Blood flows — no, make that a lot of blood flows — as everyone is on the prowl for Aliya and Ruslan.
Of note, Diamond Cartel was Peter O’Toole’s final screen appearance, he has a small part in helping the young lovers escape.