Angelina Jolie's 'In The Land of Blood & Honey' Trailer Released

Angelina Jolie Sarajevo 2011
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The actress makes her directing debut in this tale of love and war set in 90s Bosnia, which opens Dec. 23.

Angelina Jolie certainly didn't go for light fare when making her first feature film. 

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The trailer for the actress-turned-director's In The Land of Blood & Honey has been released, and from the looks of it, this movie -- as promised -- is going to be more than a little intense. 

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Which should come as no surprise, being that the film, deals with a war-torn romance between a Serbian rape camp administrator and one of his Bosnian prisoners.

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Blood & Honey, which is slated for a Dec. 23 release, has already dealt with its share of drama, Jolie was forced to cut her Bosnia shoot short after facing criticism from locals who were upset with the movie's controversial plot line. 

The two-and-a-half minute trailer splices between scenes of romance and violence set to soft piano music. 

Watch below.