We all know Angelina Jolie, Academy Award-winning actress, sex symbol, mother and philanthropist, but today for the first time, the new trailer for “In the Land of Blood and Honey” introduces all of us to Angelina Jolie, writer and director.
There’s been talk about the project, a love story set during the Bosnian war in the early ’90s, for a while now, but there was little actually known besides a rough description of the plot. Brad Pitt even refused to give his review of the film when he spoke with MTV News while promoting “Moneyball.” The movie remained more or less a mystery with Jolie’s name as the only recognizable feature.
That is, until the trailer hit the Web on Friday (October 21). In it, we get a look at a sweeping romance buried deep within the horrors of the Bosnian war and filled with suspicion and betrayal. The film stars Zana Marjanovic and Goran Kostic as two lovers caught in the middle of the conflict. The scale is surprisingly big, attempting to portray a full-out war, and features lots of gunfire and several large explosions. The trailer also makes clear the emotional weight tied to both the romance and its wartime backdrop.
Jolie pulled the cast from the area, choosing unknowns rather than A-listers with Eastern European accents. Two versions of the film exist, one in English, the other in the native Serbo-Croatian.
The film opens December 23 and, from the looks of the trailer and its release date, “In the Land of Blood and Honey” could spell another trip to the Academy Awards for the first-time director.
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