In the Land of Blood and Honey

Original Release: December 22, 2011 (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and December 23, 2011 (US)
Directed by: Angelina Jolie
Written by: Angelina Jolie
Produced by: Angelina Jolie, Simon Crane, Tim Headington, Graham King, Tim Moore
Running Time: 127 minutes
Box Office: $303,877 (US)

During the Bosnian War, the captive Bosnian Ajla is brought with other women to a Serbian barrack to serve the soldiers. The commander Danijel recognizes Ajla that he met in a night-club and wooed her and he discreetly protects her. They rekindle their love, but can they trust on each other?

Cast & Characters

Zana Marjanovic (Ajla), Goran Kostic (Danijel), Rade Serbedzija (Nebojsa), Vanessa Glodjo (Lejla), Nikola Djuricko (Darko), Branko Djuric (Aleksandar), Fedja Stukan (Petar), Alma Terzic (Hana), Jelena Jovanova (Esma), Ermin Bravo (Mehmet), Boris Ler (Tarik), Goran Jevtic (Mitar), Ermin Sijamija (Vuc), Milos Timotijevic (Durja), Aleksandar Djurica (Marko), Dzana Pinjo (Nadja)

Photo Gallery
Filming Dates: September 27 2010 - November 27, 2010
Filming Locations:
  • Esztergom, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary
  • Raleigh Studios Budapest- Felsokert utca 9, Budapest, Hungary
  • Old Soviet Air Force Base, Kiskunlacháza, Hungary
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Vares, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Shot back to back in two versions, one in English and the other in the native Serbo-Croatian.
  • It is rumored that Brad Pitt has a cameo as one of the sniper victims.
  • Marija Karan, Branko Tomovic and Branka Katic were also considered for the lead roles.

Quotes from Cast & Crew

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

Awards & Nominations

Golden Globes - Best Foreign Language Film
Alliance of Women Film Journalists - Humanitarian Activism Award - Angelina Jolie
Cinema for Peace Awards - Most Valuable Movie of the Year - Angelina Jolie
Gold Derby Awards - Foreign Language Film - Angelina Jolie
Image Awards - Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
Image Awards - Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television) - Angelina Jolie
Motion Picture Sound Editors - Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Foreign Language Film
PGA Awards - Stanley Kramer Award
Sarajevo Film Festival - Heart of Sarajevo (Honorary Award) - Angelina Jolie
Women Film Critics Circle Awards - Adrienne Shelly Award - Angelina Jolie
Women Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Woman Storyteller - Angelina Jolie
Women Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Foreign Film by or About Women