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Jolie debut film blocked in Bosnia

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has been denied a permit to shoot her directorial film debut in Bosnia amid protests by rape victims who object to its alleged subject matter.

The film - a wartime love story between a Bosnian woman and a Serbian man - was supposed to be shot partly in Bosnia.

However, Jolie's producer said rumours spread that the film was about a rape victim who falls in love with her rapist.

Jolie's Sarajevo producer, Edin Sarkic, said the rumours were untrue.

He said he had re-submitted the application and sent the film's full script to Sarajevo's Culture Minister and expected to get a permit.

Jolie issued a statement on Friday saying it would be a shame if "unfair pressure based on wrong information" prevents her crew from shooting in Bosnia.


From Belfast Telegraph