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In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

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During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.



Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Glodjo ...
Boris Ler ...
Jasna Beri ...
Mejrema (as Jasna Ornela Bery)


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? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence and atrocities including rape, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 February 2012 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

U zemlji krvi i meda  »

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Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,479 (USA) (30 December 2011)


$301,305 (USA) (2 March 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Danijel: [aiming rifle at Ajla] I asked myself, "Why is it so easy for some men to kill the other?"
[rifle down]
Danijel: And then I wondered, "Would she kill me if she had the chance?"
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There should be no movies about wars
14 April 2012 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

There is no movie that can represent the war, because it is something that includes whole nations, and each nation has thousands of persons participating in it. And each person has her own painful story to tell. Especially, here in Balkan.

No one, who isn't from Balkan can't understand what is going on here, it's even hard for us. We are just cursed to live in this part of the world, which has always been major target for powerful people or countries to invade. In this war, someone had used the fact that in small country live three nations with different religion and tough history between them. Media, led by someone, had a major influence in it. This movie proves that. It has only opened old wounds, and it just doesn't let us to forget and to live our lives.

The reason why Serbs don't like this movie is this: during this almost 20 years since the war was over, no one remembers the Serbian victims, no one mentions raped and killed Serbian women and children, who did nothing to deserve that. Everybody speaks about those Serbian villains, and yes, I'm ashamed of what they did, like every normal person should be. But, everybody should understand that Croats, Serbs and Muslims had their victims and their villains. Common people are victims, those who were trapped by this war, those who lost their families and their homes, those who didn't want war at all, and most of us are like that, whether we are Serbs, Croats or Muslims. We all should blame individuals who did crimes and who make us to hate each other, who did nothing wrong. We all should be above this, for our better future and we all should repress every speech of hate.

When you watch this movie or any other war movie, keep it on mind that it is just a movie, and that you can't understand any kind of war based on books, stories, documentary or "wanna be" profitable movie, you have to live it and even after that you have to be objective. Don't forget, the winners write history.

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