She's spent enough time starring in one big film after another that Angelina Jolie has learned a thing or two for her first assignment behind the camera as director on the Bosnian War-set love story In The Land of Blood and Honey. The first trailer for the controversial (over there at least) film has arrived online, and damn does it pack a powerful punch. The film tracks the intense, turbulent ups and downs of a relationship between a Muslim woman and a Serbian man during the Bosnian war.
From the looks of the trailer, Jolie definitely jumped into those war sequences with both feet, and you can almost taste the hurt and anger and passion that's connecting these characters. Hollywood probably looks at a film like this and says, "Too bad it doesn't star Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig (the lead actor sort of looks like him)", but we look at this trailer and say bring this sucker on! And kudos to FilmDistrict for taking a chance on this, as they have with other films this year (like Drive). They're really beginning to reveal themselves as a house that takes some risks with content and trusts its filmmakers. Whether their films make any money is a different story -- and one that may ultimately hurt them -- but boy do we love what they're investing in right now.
Check out the trailer and let us know what you think. In The Land of Blood & Honey hits theaters on December 23rd.
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