In The Land Of Blood And Honey Trailer

Get a sneak peek of Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. Watch the trailer here!

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has much more on her plate than looking gorgeous, raising six kids and smooching Brad Pitt: The actress will soon make her directorial debut.

In the Land of Blood and Honey marks Jolie's first foray behind the camera, and it is the kind of film you would have expected the now-family-friendly 30-something to have made during her Goth era: Dark, brooding and violent.

The film's synopsis reads:

"Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of Danijel (Goran Kosti?) and Ajla (Zana Marjanovi?), two people from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances uncertain. In the Land of Blood and Honey portrays the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that the war exerts both on individuals and people as a whole, and the terrible consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict."

Watch the trailer for In the Land of Blood and Honey:


Jolie, who also produced and wrote the film, said the project left her feeling "exposed" and she didn't trust anyone else to tell the story as the director.

"I've never felt more exposed. My whole career, I've hidden behind other people's words," she said in the October issue of Vanity Fair. "Now it's me talking. You feel ridiculous when you get something wrong."

"It was something I didn't trust out of my hands," she explained. "So by default I ended up putting myself in as director."

In the Land of Blood and Honey opens in theaters everywhere on Dec. 23.

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Comments on "In the Land of Blood and Honey : Watch the powerful new trailer"

Hannah November 01, 2011 | 6:01 AM

How do you know she didn't talk to "real Bosnian women?" Again, the two people knew each other before the war. They had feelings for each other before the war. I agree with NPD. You shouldn't judge what others "don't know" based on what "you don't know."

NPD October 26, 2011 | 12:57 AM

To Both Sanny and Emir STFU! The movie is based on a Fictional Love story during the Bosnian War, It's not political!! It's a Love Story folks. Before you make judgement I would give Jolie the opportunity to tell her story then you have the right to critique it..... I bet Jolie has spent more time in Bosnian then the both you together. just saying

Sanny October 25, 2011 | 10:53 AM

It's stupid that somebody who did not know anything about bosnian war sits there and write stories, how can somebody talk now about love and romance when we all know it was just killing and raping. Why did't she go and talk to real bosnian women about war and then make movie based on truth story.

Emir October 25, 2011 | 7:12 AM

Just stirring up more anger writing a script like this. Trying to make a freaking romance out of a rape camp? and it had to be a Serb solder and a Bosnian 'muslim' woman? pfft if you think this is going to unite us and ease the hatred between the 2 ethnic groups then you are dead wrong! We Bosnians do not like to even be reminded of the terrible rapes that many of our women went through and you dare make a film such as this? tffh

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