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Rated R · 127 minutes · 2011

Drama, Romance, War
Emotions are laid bare in the war-struck love story In the Land of Blood and Honey. Not only does writer-director Angelina Jolie explore the Bosnian civil war of the 1990s in a frank and occasionally brutal fashion; she has cast Bosnians to play characters on both sides of the battle lines. It’s a potent formula for her feature-directing debut, and Jolie brings a sober, spare directorial style that fits her surroundings. The story, though, is fairly unremarkable: A Serbian soldier (Goran Kostiæ) finds an old lover being held in his prison camp, and against all sound judgment and the wishes of his father—the Serbian military commander—he rekindles his relationship with the Muslim prisoner (Zana Marjanoviæ). This does personalize a war we don’t often see in films, but there’s so much else to tell that would be more powerful.


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Official Site: www.inthelandofbloodandhoney.com
Director: Angelina Jolie
Producer: Angelina Jolie, Graham King, Tim Headington and Tim Moore
Cast: Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Vanesa Glodjo, Rade Serbedzija, Boris Ler, Alma Terzic, Jelena Jovanova, Fedja Stukan, Nikola Djuricko, Aleksandar Djurica, Branko Djuric, Goran Jevtic, Jasna Bery, Ermin Bravo, Dzana Pinjo, Ermin Sijamija and Milos Timotijevic

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Charleston City Paper In the Land of Blood and Honey is European art-house horror In the Land of Blood and Honey could be the last film you'd expect to come from a high-profile starlet with unlimited resources at her disposal like Angelina Jolie. by Felicia Feaster 02/15/2012
Portland Mercury Blood, Honey, and a Trojan Horse In the Land of Blood and Honey: Angelina Jolie brings a dog into the Bosnian War. by Grant Brissey 02/09/2012

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