In the land of blood and honey
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In the Land of Blood and Honey (originally and in English: In the Land of Blood and Honey) is a 2011 American drama film, scripted and directed by actress Angelina Jolie, released in the United States on December 23, 2011 and in Europe in February 2012. The film, which is Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, is set in the Bosnian War, and tells the story of the influence of the tragic events of the Bosnian War.
The film, which is Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, is set in the Bosnian War, and narrates the influence of the tragic events that took place during the conflict in the country on the love story of a couple formed by a Bosnian Muslim woman and a Serbian man. Its shooting was surrounded by controversy as it dealt with such a sensitive subject as the mass rapes in Bosnia, so part of the filming that was to be carried out in Sarajevo had to be done in Budapest. Jolie had the idea of writing the film, which was to be shot in Sarajevo, and the filming was to be carried out in Budapest. The film was shot on location in Budapest.
Jolie had the idea to write the script for a wartime love story after traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina as a UN goodwill ambassador. After finishing the script, she sought financing and a production team for the project, which she called “Untitled Bosnian Love Story”.
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The film is a desperate cry that captures the frustrations of its author in the face of violence and at the same time reveals her lack of experience, especially when it comes to maintaining the rhythm of the narrative.
The problem lies in the script. The central story – a love affair between a Bosnian Muslim painter and a Bosnian Serb soldier – starts well but loses strength, due to deficiencies in the construction of the characters (they are schematic and fail to captivate the viewer) and little compensation with the rest of the plots (which, on the contrary, end up having more strength than the love conflict).
In short, and as often happens with first works, the film shows the director’s courage in entering dangerous terrain but also her mistake in trying to cover many things -many and very delicate-. A mistake that ends up reducing the depth of the content and neglecting the way it is told.
War conflicts have almost always been revisited in the seventh art from a male perspective even in their plots. The fact that actress/star Angelina Jolie has chosen the Balkan conflict, with women as protagonists, as the subject of her first film behind the camera should surprise no one. Jolie, often interested in humanitarian issues, not only directed ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ (‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’, 2011), she also wrote the screenplay and participated as producer, I imagine for the sake of controlling the project. In commercial theaters, where by the way it has gone unnoticed, a version of just over two hours has been released, while Jolie insists that there is a four and a half hour version. If the present version already suffers from pacing problems and tends to be boring, I don’t even want to imagine this director’s cut.
A Bosnian woman, Ajla -a dedicated Zana Marjanov- and a Serbian man, Danijel -Goran Kostic recalling Christopher Eccleston- start a relationship just before the outbreak of war, which will change absolutely everything. She is soon taken prisoner and held by soldiers under Danijel’s command, who does everything he can to protect Ajla, whom he keeps for himself. The film also covers the story of Ajla’s sister, in hiding with a few others in order to survive, and here the film suffers, as it is full of absurd ellipses, leaving even loose ends. It is very likely that the famous director’s cut that Jolie defends is more focused on the sister’s character and those aspects are better taken care of, but one judges what is there, and this is nothing more than a poor attempt to stir consciences with very flat characters and little conviction in its mise-en-scene.
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Angelina Jolie, in her directorial debut, has managed to capture, as rarely captured on screen, the oppressive atmosphere one imagines in early nineties Bosnia. Capturing the madness of a war that was not war: it was slaughter between neighbors. The film does not avoid horrors, and has its privileged point of view on women; women systematically raped, enslaved, used as human shields in scenes of undeniable emotional impact.
It tells the story of Danijel, a Serb, and Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim, and their unhealthy, contradictory relationship, doomed from the beginning, of sex, power and death. Angelina has wanted to go beyond the metaphor of war in the captive and the jailer, and the story of the two, although at times forced, has an obvious and tragic Night Porter feel to it.
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