Serbs shun Angelina Jolie war movie

2012-02-24 17:17

Belgrade - Angelina Jolie's directorial debut - a love story set during the Bosnian war - is off to a slow start in Serbia, where only a handful of people have shown up for the movie's opening screenings.

In the Land of Blood and Honey has triggered mixed emotions in the postwar Balkans.

The drama about a Serb soldier who finds his ex-lover, a Muslim woman, among sex slaves in a camp had received a standing ovation in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, but sparked outrage among Serbs, who claim it depicts them as the only villains of the 1992-95 war.

Serbian newspaper reports on Friday described the film's Thursday opening as a "fiasco."

Nationalist Press daily reported that just five people had turned up at one of the screenings - "more than the movie deserves," it said.

Comments

  • GrootWitHaai - 2012-02-24 22:55

    Lol!!! You go Serbs.

  • raymond.billson - 2012-02-25 08:22

    sometimes the truth is so very near to the heart and individuals are unable to confront the reality that they live in. "the world is a stage and we are but mere players on it" applies.... When we are able to grasp the nuances in our "lives" we can call it our own and then release it to carry on with a very productive life...

  • Etienne - 2012-02-25 12:02

    Who cares?

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