In the Land of Blood and Honey

In the Land of Blood and Honey
Angelina Jolie moves behind the camera for a change. Set during the troubles in Serbia, a young Serb first meets a young Bosnian woman on the dance floor. Their flirtations are brought to an abrupt end by a bomb attack. It is 1992 and Yugoslavia's civil war is raging. He becomes a soldier with orders to obey, while she is now a woman who lives in fear of her life. Shortly afterwards she is imprisoned at an internment camp where rape and torture are the order of the day. She uses the attraction between her and her erstwhile dance partner, now one of the guards, to her advantage, but he is driven by his father to prove himself in a way she does not want.

120 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Drama, Romance, War, On the art circuit


Oh, Romeo ...
Oh, Romeo ...


Rade Serbedzija, Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Nikola Djuricko, Branko Djkuric
Angelina Jolie
ScreenplayAngelina Jolie
MusicGabriel Yared
CinematographyDeam Semler
EditingPatricia Rommel
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2011
Produced byGK Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreWar, drama
LanguageStrong, occasional
NuditySome, occasional
SexSome, strong
ViolenceStrong, frequent
PrejudiceSome, moderate
Drug abuseSome, occasional
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconA blunt and brutal view of genocide and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the early 1990s, this film is a serious piece of work and not simply a vanity project.
Box Office
Nick Schager quote iconThis wannabe-serious film comes off as not just unenlightening, but borderline-interminable.
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAngelina Jolie deserves admiration for making In the Land of Blood and Honey as her first filmmaking project. She wrote it, directed it and cares deeply about its issues, having spent a lot of time on the ground there, unlike so many movie stars who only turn up for the photo op. Jolie has courage and convictions.
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What the People say

25253 Netizens quote iconJust plain bad movie

Average .. 52%



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