The Bosnian government has rejected Angelina Jolie's film permit on the basis that no screenplay had been submitted. “They no longer have the authorization to shoot in Bosnia,” stated Bosnia spokesperson Gavrilo Grahovac. “They will have it if they send us the scenario with a story which will be different from what we have been told by people who read it.”
Rumors are circulating in Bosnia that the script contains a narritive involving a Serbian rapist and his Muslim victim. The film had been officially described as a tale of romance between a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman in the middle of the Bosnian-Serbian war. The Women Victims of War association reacted strongly against the rumored reports and claimed the film would be guilty of “misleading history.” An unnamed production source told US Magazine, “This is not the story in the script. There are people trying to sabotage the movie.” Last week, Jolie wrote to reassure the film is not misleading and not to pre-judge until they see the film.
Jolie’s representative said a script was submitted to the culture ministry today. “I hope the film will get the green light after the officials see the script,” Edin Sarkic told Reuters. The film stars Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic and actor Rade Serbedzija. Historically, there were a lot of atrocities during that Bosnian war. Even if the story was about a woman falling in love with an enemy combatant isn’t farfetched. Jolie loves these countries too much and wouldn’t dare make them look bad. Angelina Jolie loves everybody!