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In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

In the Land of Blood and Honey

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

December 23, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

126 min.

Production Budget

$15 millions

Studio

FilmDistrict

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Angelina Jolie

Producer

Angelina Jolie, Graham King, Tim Headington

Screenwriter

Angelina Jolie

Starring

  • Zana Marjanovic
  • Goran Kostic
  • Rade Serbedzija
  • Nikola Djuricko
  • Branko Djuric

Story


Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of Danijel (Goran Kosti) and Ajla (pronounced Ayla) (Zana Marjanovi), two Bosnians from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a Bosnian Serb police officer, and Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim artist, are together before the war, but their relationship is changed as violence engulfs the country. Months later, Danijel is serving under his father, General Nebojsa Vukojevich (Rade erbedija), as an officer in the Bosnian Serb Army. He and Ajla come face to face again when she is taken from the apartment she shares with her sister, Lejla (Vanesa Glodjo), and Lejla's infant child by troops under Danijel's command. As the conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship changes, their motives and connection to one another become ambiguous and their allegiances grow uncertain. In the Land of Blood and Honey portrays the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that the war takes on individuals as well as the consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Angelina Jolie
Premiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey - Arrivals
Dec 05, 2011
Angelina Jolie
Premiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey - Arrivals
Dec 05, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..one that doesn't entirely work as an act of storytelling, but whose end goal is a grisly success..”
by Matt Patches [Hollywood.com]
“..so the film is a head-spinning mix of dead babies and romantic dinners, pillow talk and mass executions. Blood and honey don't taste right together..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..the final developments shift from realism to melodrama..”
by Mark Jenkins [NPR]