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Angie Defends Controversial Rapist Movie In Progress

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Earlier in the week, we reported that Bosnia had objections to Angelina Jolie filming her directorial debut in the country. Politicians had objections due to the fact that movie is a love story about a Serbian rapist and his Muslim captive.

Now, Angie is facing criticism from the association Women Victims of War, who accused the film of presenting "misleading history." These grievances actually aided the Bosnian government in deciding to hold back permits for the film.

This morning, Angelina reportedly contacted the women's group through the UNHCR and said, "Don't judge me before you see the film."

She continued on to say:

"Obviously any dramatic interpretation will always fail those who have had a real experience. This is not a documentary…There are many twists in the plot that address the sensitive nature of the relationship between the main characters, and that will be revealed once the film is released."

We don't know how many twists that could make this scenario acceptable, but we'll just have to wait and see.

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39 comments to “Angie Defends Controversial Rapist Movie In Progress”

  1. 1

    Rape is a traumatic experience that devastates the victims for the rest of their lives. To exploit that (AND the horrible events that took place in Bosnia) and try to suggest that a woman could somehow fall in love with her tormentor is a disgusting thing. Plus, didn't they release a statement saying that that was NOT the plot of the film? I guess they lied. So messed up.

  2. 2

    Man rapes woman , they fall in love, and live happily ever after, The End. What a fairy tale right ladies ? ugh.

  3. 3

    people watch things and always asume its a true story, its not its FICTION!!!! all i can say is dont watch the movie when its comes out.

  4. 4

    It's been done before. The Night Porter

  5. 5

    'Don't judge me'? Is she serious? Wow. I can't believe someone who's worked for UNICEF and rammed how many images of her crisis aid work down our throats for how many years would make something like this about her. Ugh, maybe she should go back to looking pretty in photo ops with those foreign children she's bought rather than trying to be heard for 'creative integrity'. Credibility as a humanitarian must have felt nice while she had it.
    She's attempting to glamorise an event that didn't just happen a few years ago, Bosnian orphanages are still full of children that are the product of the organised rape the Serbians carried out on Muslim women. Who wants to bet how long it is before the Joli-Pitts welcome their new Bosnian brother or sister in an attempt to cover up this mess?

  6. 6

    What if the man was also a victim (aka forced to rape her)? I could think of many scenarios.

  7. 7


  8. 8

    I agree that the subject matter is not to be taken lightly and a little "screwed". There is an Italian film, however, called "No te muevas" that stars Penelope Cruz with the EXACT same scenario - a woman who falls in love with her rapist. In the film, a well-off doctor travels to a small town, takes advantage of a destitute woman and rapes her. He comes back later to rape her again and again, however Penelope's character falls in love with him.
    Completely f***ed subject matter, but an incredibly well made film which actually won Penelope an award for Best Actress.
    Just some trivia, it's been done, not EXACTLY, but definitely in the sense that a rape victim falls in love with her rapist.

  9. Emesa says – reply to this


    Why the hell would the rape survivors want to see the movie to be able to jude her if she can't assure them it does not show a woman falling in love with her rapist? It either does or it doesn't. If it does, that's sick and really direspectful to the thousands of survivors of those war crimes.
    Is spreading post traumatic stress disorder a part of her UN work?
    I never disliked Angelina before this but Jesus Christ woman. Grow the fuck up and respect these people.

  10. 10

    I sure hope that is not what the plot is as Angelina is going to have a hard time defending that. I wonder what happened to her going to take time off to actually take care of that tribe for a change??

  11. 11

    I bet it will be the hottest rape scene since "The Fountainhead." Oh, and guys don't go out raping girls cuz that's so not hot!

  12. 12

    "Closet Land", a film guided by Amnesty International is about an interrogator (Alan Rickman) being employed by the government to torture a woman (Madeline Stowe) into confessing that her childrens' books contained hidden anarchist messages. He empathizes, questions his morality, and tries to help her. "They're watching me too." Films which question duty and challenge preconception are more interesting than the latest crap in 3d.

  13. @v@ says – reply to this


    They're not 'judging' her. They're understandably judging the purported sensitive story line. She hasn't given them much to go on here but a wait and see. She should go into politics. She'd fit right in.

  14. Emesa says – reply to this


    Re: tigerlily2 – This is not the exact same scenario though is is? These were WAR CRIMES mass gang rapes and sexual slavery. Women were tortured and destroyed in every way a human can be. Maybe it doesn't hit home the same way for people who didn't live in Europe during the 90s, but Jolie will have lost my respect forever if she makes a film with that content, and then has the balls to tell rape survivors to watch it.

  15. 15

    Her movies fialed and now she passed to the other side. Will go wrong too. Nobody cares about that home-wrecker. Bag of bones.

  16. 16

    f—k her movie. i'd never see any of her talentless work. so sick of her. she's an over-exposed, self-regarding, ego-absorbed product of hollywood privilege. she fully uses her humanitarian work to fuel her image and notoriety. she's *nothing* like to the 1000's of people who have committed and sacrificed their lives to aid the many marginalized people in the world. if this bitch was *so* committed to helping those around the world, she's quit hollywood altogether, and stay away from places where she whores out her kids to the hollywood papparazi. lot's of celebrities manage to stay out of the papparazi driven lime light. she's a publicity skank who needs her ego checked…

  17. 17

    Angelina has a lot of experience with refugees, and victims of war - especially women and children. I trust her with this, and won't judge until I see the movie.

  18. 18

    Re: Emesa – Agreed. On everything you just said.

  19. 19

    hello from Croatia..this is a very hot topic around here..as far as I know (what the papers are saying,comments form cast members and etc) that is not the story..actually not only are they saying that there will most certainly be no raping , but that this story is about a couple who is considered bosnian romeo and juliet.
    sad thing is, those who banned jolie from filming in bosnia didn't even read the script.

  20. 20

    She just wants to be in the news FOREVER…..producing a brood didn't shift her priorities unfortunately. I mean…what are the nannies and Brad for right?? It takes a sick mind to find romanticism in a subject of war and rape….but then Angie wore a vial of her then husband's blood around her neck coz she found it 'romantic'……awww!

  21. 21

    wow people are STILL bitching and moaning about her being a homewrecker? people are probably just jealous because angelina won, she got brad and his babies. what does jennifer have? no love life and reputation of being desperate lol

  22. 22

    Portrayal isn't advocacy. Stating something happened isn't necessarily promoting the idea as healthy or acceptable– it is simply lending the event context. Artists shouldn't be pigeonholed into fluffing every trite romantic fantasy. Doing so usurps intelligence, reality, the idea of exceptions, and analytical creativity.

  23. 23

    Re: luvluvluvluv1234 – Angelina won? It was a tug of war over a booby prize!

  24. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: GothamGirl – Agreed. Be careful what you ask for. You just might get it.

  25. Keksi says – reply to this


    Is Roman Polanski director of movie?

  26. 26

    Re: @v@ – Right! Some people get everything that they wished for, only to realize that the wished for all the wrong things!

  27. 27

    ARE YOU GUYS CRAZY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

    Okay every day HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people are MURDERED for some reason or another, and I am sure this is traumatic for thier families, BUT do we stop making movies with violence in them? or MURDERS? What about people every day who are killed for diamonds in africa, did that stop us from making Blood Diamond and awarding it with Oscars? Or the Holocaust , dont you think there are millions of people that this affects, yet we still make movies about it!! SO you guys really need to stop judging. There are billions of people in this world, and we already know its IMPOSSIBLE to please them all, so why dont we try working on our own issues and problems instead of constantly focusing and judging other people. so just get over it. you will be okay!

  28. 28

    If this pic of Angie is current and not retouched, she's had work done on her face. She looks refreshed and younger again.

  29. 29

    Angie's hair is getting so thin, just like the rest of her, she needs to start eating or she is gonna die.

  30. 30

    Accusing before they read the script.

  31. 31

    @angelas: You must be crazy to try & say don't judge but then do so yourself in the same comment.

    I still don't understand making a love story between a rapist & their victim even if it's been done previously. The types of abuse the woman in Bosnia endured was far more brutal than the average person experiences, that doesn't make one person's experience any less horrible. The women were repeatedly brutalized, demoralized, & raped by multiple men. In the situations that feelings develop between a rapist & the victim it occurs because they are beat down mentally & emotionally until they give up hope. After losing hope the victim is given something or allowed something that makes them feel dependent on the rapist. It is a sick, twisted process that lacks all things that real love is created from. If she wants to make the movie it's her choice but it'd be nice to see her donate the money from it to rape victims.

  32. 32

    Re: CutlerFan – It's called the 'Stockholme syndrome' , you should all read about it before you judge the raped woman. There is a chance that this has happened for real. Hostages and victims of constant abuse develope positive feelings for their abusers. It's a defence mechanism.
    Stockholm syndrome is a psychological shift that occurs in captives when they are threatened gravely but are shown acts of kindness by their captors. Captives who exhibit the syndrome tend to sympathize with and think highly of their captors. When subjected to prolonged captivity, these captives can develop a strong bond with their captors, in some cases including a sexual interest.
    Psychiatrist Frank Ochberg, widely credited with Stockholm Syndrome's psychiatric definition, describes it as "a primitive gratitude for the gift of life," not unlike that felt by an infant.
    According to the psychoanalytic view of the syndrome, this tendency might be the result of employing the strategy evolved by newborn babies to form an emotional attachment to the nearest powerful adult in order to maximize the probability that this adult will enable—at the very least—the survival of the child, if not also prove to be a good parental figure. This syndrome is considered a prime example for the defense mechanism of identification.

  33. 33

    How can you report on this and not know the whole story? The rapist angle was a misunderstanding and the movie is about star-crossed lovers. It frustrates me that you do such sloppy work half the time.

  34. 34

    Plot line sounds so insensitive to all those women who were raped.

  35. pinki says – reply to this


    Angelina is a very intelligent women and an Oscar winning A-list actress.
    I won't be judging her or the film. I think people who do have some sort of weird complex.

  36. 36

    Re: carrie from la – It's easy to think of Snape torturing someone. LOL.

  37. 37

    Re: luvluvluvluv1234 – I wouldn't say she won. He's a cheater. Aniston made out better - she's not married to or living with a cheater. End of story.

  38. 38

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  39. 39

    Re: CutlerFan – Actually, because the experience is so traumatizing to the victim, it is, in fact, not all that uncommon for the victim to begin to believe they have feelings for their rapist because it is the only way they can live with what is done to them. Just a little tidbit you must not have known. It isn't that the person actually DOES love the other, it is that they force themselves to believe they do. I have seen this happen personally, a friend of min convinced them self that they were in love with someone who raped them, and stayed with that person for over a year and a half.