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In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

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During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

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Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zana Marjanovic ... Ajla
Goran Kostic ... Danijel
Rade Serbedzija ... Nebojsa
Vanessa Glodjo Vanessa Glodjo ... Lejla
Nikola Djuricko ... Darko
Branko Djuric ... Aleksandar
Fedja Stukan ... Petar
Alma Terzic ... Hana
Jelena Jovanova ... Esma
Ermin Bravo ... Mehmet
Boris Ler Boris Ler ... Tarik
Goran Jevtic ... Mitar
Ermin Sijamija ... Vuc
Milos Timotijevic ... Durja
Jasna Beri Jasna Beri ... Mejrema (as Jasna Ornela Bery)
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Storyline

During the Bosnian War, the captive Bosnian Ajla is brought with other women to a Serbian barrack to serve the soldiers. The commander Danijel recognizes Ajla that he met in a night-club and wooed her and he discreetly protects her. They rekindle their love, but can they trust on each other? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence and atrocities including rape, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Marija Karan, Branko Tomovic and Branka Katic were also considered for the lead roles. See more »

Goofs

The Russian made RPG 7 used to fire on the U.N. aid convoy has no warhead on it. As such it would be unable to fire. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Danijel: [falls to his knees] My name is Danijel Vukojevich. I am a criminal of war. My name is Danijel Vukojevich. I am a criminal of war.
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Connections

Featured in The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

When The Heart Dies
performed by Natasa Mirkovic-De Ro
© 2011 Varèse Sarabande
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Condensed soap opera with a political message
29 August 2012 | by zoranovSee all my reviews

Most of the people can get past a pretty badly written script – otherwise there wouldn't be so many soap opera. But if you like soap operas, prepare for some really stomach-turning scenes. As someone from the Netherlands beautifully put it – it's war porn at its highest. I first heard of the movie from a newspaper story about some Serbian gangsters threatening the movie director – Angelina Jolie, if she comes to the premiere in Belgrade.

I said to myself, Oh my, what a treat, it must be a REALLY good movie if it made THEM angry. And, Oh my, what a terrible, horrible, heart-breaking miss. There are no 5 minutes in the movie without a major logical, artistic or documentation loophole.

After I saw this movie, I remembered two other movies I recently saw. One was "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider". I laughed like crazy at how outdated it was. And another one is "The Artist".

Why? Well, in this case, Angelina proved to be kind of like The Artist. Yes, we will continue to love her, how can we not? But she should remember that no matter how good a political message is for a movie, a bit of good taste is absolutely vital for a good movie.

And, well, she just didn't show any in this movie. Sorry, Angelina. You're still no Clint Eastwood. Maybe some other day, after you shoot some 20 more thousands zombies, aliens, Russians and so on.

I could go on for pages like this. But, in conclusion, only one more vital thing for understanding why my grade is so low compared to the movie's budget.

What beautiful two main characters actors Angelina had! And what an incredible mess. How limited was the connection between them!

One point. One extra point for just having Angelina trying to make a point and investing such a huge effort in it. It really makes my heart melt. (At least she tried to make a point, unlike so many directors recently.) One extra point for choosing so many actors from the countries in the region the story actually takes place in. It's really admirable, as well as the fact that she tried to film it in Serbia.

Also, I liked the fact that the main character actors are, coincidentally or not, really Serbian Orthodox and Muslim, exactly like in the movie. It is almost like a reconciliation message in the PR story.

Finally, I really liked the fact that the movie was filmed in the local languages as well. Wow, what a beautiful… beautiful gesture.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Bosnian | Serbian | Croatian | English

Release Date:

16 February 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Land of Blood and Honey See more »

Filming Locations:

Vares, Bosnia-Herzegovina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,854, 25 December 2011

Gross USA:

$303,877

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,203,699
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Company Credits

Production Co:

GK Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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