In the Land of Blood and Honey trailer
The trailer for In the Land of Blood and Honey has arrived, and for those of you who haven't been holding on to the news about what this means it's the trailer for the debut film from writer and director Angelina Jolie.
What's more, if you didn't know the story, she is telling a controversial tale set through the Bosnian war about a couple who fall in love and just happen to be on different sides when the war breaks out.
Here's the blurb for the film In the Land of Blood and Honey which comes from Angelina Jolie herself, sitting on IMDB it says that this was the synopsis submitted to the Federal Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina before gaining permission to make the film there:
This love story begins in 1992 in a small city in the eastern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Lejla and Danijel are a young couple in love, who get separated at the beginning of war activities. Danijels father is a stern high ranking officer of the Yugoslav Peoples Army and appoints his son to the post of commander of a POW camp. Danijels moral principles dont allow him to accept this position, but he unwillingly yields under his fathers pressure.
By the stroke of destiny he meets Lejla again, but this time he is the camp commander and she is a prisoner there. Their relationship reaches a completely new dimension. Danijel is in an unenviable situation and tries to find the best solution, acceptable for all. The question is whether such a solution even exists.
The film has raised some controversy for what it says, particularly when certain groups latched onto one aspect of the story and took it out of context and began criticising the film before they'd even seen or heard the full story. Diplomatic Angelina Jolie soon resolved that and continued making her film after a short commotion which included a short period where it looked like her filming was going to be shut down.
Here's the trailer for In the Land of Blood and Honey through Yahoo Movies and First Showing, and it does present a strong and dramatic film that looks to have some terrifying and difficult choices for the characters involved, two characters in love and pushed to opposite sides by the war and the terrifying ethnic cleansing.
Thankfully some of those silly rumours about the film being in black and white, 3D and all sorts of rubbish never turned out to be true. From the trailer it's looking like she might have a new talent.