In the Land of Blood and Honey (English Version)

In the Land of Blood and Honey (English Version)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (English Version)
  • R
  • 2h 8m
  • 2011
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Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War in the '90s, this provocative new film follows a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who fall in love on the brink of the terrible armed conflict that tears their world apart. Although separated by the war along ethnic lines, they are fatefully reunited when she becomes a prisoner in a camp he oversees. Despite the most challenging circumstances imaginable, their relationship continues to evolve. But can their bond survive the horrific war as well as the dangerous cat-and-mouse games they themselves initiate?
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Andrew Pulver

Jolie's grasp of the material is confident enough to mean that her film never slows down, or loses...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm

This is an often impressive first feature and clearly a sincere and hard-hitting exposure of a ter...

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long

The film's key twist seems a bit underdeveloped, but there's no avoiding the horror the film captu...

June 22, 2017
Rafer Guzman

It's a tough, clear-eyed look at a ghastly ethnic war, with an admirably wide perspective that aff...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Angelina Jolie's movie is both horrifying and unengaging.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although In the Land of Blood and Honey -- actress Angelina Jolie's writing/directing debut -- is ostensibly a romantic war drama, it has much more gory, highly disturbing war imagery than romance. Expect very strong violence against women: Soldiers rape and bully women prisoners, and women are shot and killed and used as human shields in a battle. There's lots of blood, and a baby is killed off screen. In addition to the violence, there are three sex scenes with some full-frontal nudity, "f--k" is used (subtitled) several times, and the soldiers drink and smoke. It's possible that very mature teens could learn something about the horrifying conflict in 1992 in Bosnia-Herzegovina by watching, but unfortunately, the information isn't presented with the greatest of clarity, and the material is far too strong for kids under 18.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 23, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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