• In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

In the Land of Blood and Honey

Release Date: December 23rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: March 27th, 2012

R |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

Danijel (Goran Kostic), a Bosnian Serb police officer, and Ajla (Zana Marjanovic), a Bosnian Muslim artist, are lovers before the outbreak of the Bosnian War, but the lovers land on opposite sides of the conflict as violence engulfs the Balkan region. Months later, while serving in the Bosnian Serb army, Danijel once again encounters Ajla when troops under his command take her from the apartment she shares with her sister. As the conflict marches on, they find their allegiances uncertain.

Cast: Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Vanesa Glodjo, Rade Serbedzija, Boris Ler, Alma Terzic, Jelena Jovanova, Fedja Stukan

Director: Angelina Jolie

Genres: Romance , War , Drama

Production Co: GK Films

Keywords: 1990s, Sister, Rivalry, Forbidden love, Moving, Emotional, Gripping, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Represents a brave undertaking on Jolie's part. It's impressively steady filmmaking for a first-timer, and a powerful, powerfully disturbing subject to take on. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Jolie deserves significant credit for creating such a powerfully oppressive atmosphere and staging the ghastly events so credibly, even if it is these very strengths that will make people not want to watch what's onscreen. show more

  • 70

    In the Land of Blood and Honey is gratifyingly short on lectures and, interestingly, on history lessons. show more

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language