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Mr Lack, I strongly suggest that you pick up a history book and familiarise yourself with the intricacies of the war before rushing to accept Jolie's flawed, biased, and frankly disgustingly one-sided portrayal of events. Ever the ignorant Westerner, Jolie seems intent on categorising the Bosnian Serbs as being exclusively violent rapist war-criminals. Yes, the Bosniaks suffered terribly, that cannot be denied, but I assure you that they were not the only people subject to the atrocities of the war. Jolie seems to entirely ignore this fact, and singularly pick out the bits of history that she wants to represent. This film is one of the most poorly researched and sickening things to ever have come out of Hollywood. The issue here is not that of sexism, but of blatant and undisguised racism; furthermore, it terrifies me that there are people uninformed about the war who would gladly accept this version of events as being true.
Darling Violette, I appreciate your opinion. Could it be both sexim and racism, not one or the other but both? I had question about what you are saying when I was watching because my sister lived in Hungary and had a Serbian best friend who often told stories from her side of the conflict that (though second hand account) made me think the Serbs were the "innocent" ones. I think what Mr Lack is saying would also extend to what you are saying, and that is that her poor writing obviously missed a lot of things. The misogyny made me sick and now that I read your comment I want to know more about the complexities. Angelina Jolie is a rich American girl no matter how many babies she adopts from other countries. I would say it'snot her writing that is the problem but her total lack of ever having been in a position to correctly view suffering and its terribly complexities.