Review | In the Land of Blood and Honey

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Us Rating: **

Angelina Jolie's directorial debut -- a grim, subtitled drama set during the Bosnian War in the '90 -- is the cinematic equivalent of eating your vegetables. While Ajla (Zana Marjanovic) languishes in a refugee camp, a captor (Goran Kostic) falls for her. The romance hardly rivets, and the film's brutality (there are multiple rapes) feels gratuitous.