The Serbian premiere of Angelina Jolie’s Balkan war drama “In the Land of Blood and Honey” was met by derision Friday, as Serbs angry over an unfair depiction stayed away in droves.
It is not unexpected. When the unenlightened enlightened make movies about subject matters they know nothing about, it is a tragedy.
Imagine if Angelina Jolie made a movie and set the long fictitious record straight. Wouldn't that have been unprecedented and brave and wonderful? Instead, this tool made a pro-Islamic movie victimizing Christians, yet again, in the Muslim war against the Christians in the Bosnian war.
Contrary to its Serb premiere, Joilie's pro-jihad movie, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” received a standing ovation in the ethnically cleansed Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, once a symbol of ethnic diversity, but now an entirely Muslim city.
Shame on you, Angelina. Stick to the bad acting, the posing and the vogueing.
BELGRADE, Serbia — The Serbian premiere of Angelina Jolie’s Balkan war drama “In the Land of Blood and Honey” was met by derision Friday, as Serbs angry over what they consider an unfair depiction stayed away in droves.
Screenings attracted just a handful of viewers, local media said Friday, with one newspaper calling that “more than the movie deserves” and another deeming it a “fiasco.”
Jolie’s directorial debut — a love story in which a Serb soldier finds his ex-lover, a Muslim woman, among sex slaves in a camp — has triggered mixed emotions in the postwar Balkans, which are still grappling with historic ethnic tensions.
It received a standing ovation in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, but has sparked outrage among Serbs, who have blasted the movie as propaganda designed to portray them as the villains of the bloody 1992-95 Balkan wars.
Only 12 people attended the earliest screening in a movie theater in central Belgrade, some of whom left before the end, reports said.
“More police were there than viewers,” a cinema employee, who identified himself only as Misha, said.
The right-leaning, mass-market Nationalist Press daily wrote that “the film is so bad that it warrants no reaction.” It added that only five people have turned up for a “ghostly empty” screening in another cinema — “more than the movie deserves,” it said.
Later Friday, 28 people attended an afternoon screening, among them retiree Dragan Pjevac, who said that “there should be a second half to this movie” about the crimes against Serbs.
“In fact, there should be seven or eight parts of any such film in our region,” he added, referring to the history of violence among the Balkans many ethnic groups.