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Thursday 22 February 2018

War victim wants Jolie film banned

Angelina Jolie made her first foray into directing with the film
Angelina Jolie made her first foray into directing with the film

The head of a group for Serbs held prisoner during Bosnia's 1992-95 war has said Angelina Jolie's directorial debut In The Land Of Blood And Honey should be banned in the Serb-run part of the country.

Branislav Djukic of the Bosnian Serb Association of Camp Prisoners said that although he's only seen the trailer for the controversial movie, he can already say it "is showing lies" and portraying Serbs as the only ones who raped women during the war.

Angelina's film will be released in the US on December 23 and is a heavy drama about a Serb soldier who finds his ex-lover, a Muslim Bosnian woman, among sex slaves in a camp.

The movie was praised by a selected audience of 11 non-Serb war victim groups who saw it in Sarajevo earlier this month.

Angelina has previously admitted the film is not an easy watch. She said: "We want people to feel what it's like to live in a war and we're also hoping that while people are watching this movie, they're praying that somebody's going to come and intervene, that something will stop this before it gets worse... I feel that's what we should be asking."

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