Sunday, February 12, 2012

IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY



IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY is a difficult film to watch for a lot of reasons. It's about one of the most violent wars in recent history, and director Angelina Jolie makes no attempt to disguise the violence.

The Bosnian war was also one of the most convoluted because of all the different parties involved. This makes for tough viewing for an American audience because it's hard to tell what's going on, and who is on what side. The film does a pretty good job of explaining who is who, but if you stop paying attention for a second you can miss something important. There is a bizarre forbidden love story that is involving, but ultimately in the end it is an incredibly depressing film.

Yet I still found it interesting. It is not at all what one would expect from Jolie, and the acting all across the board is fantastic. Worth watching for that alone.
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