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A Private War (2018)

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One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Director:

Matthew Heineman

Writers:

Marie Brenner (based on the Vanity Fair article "Marie Colvin's Private War" by), Arash Amel
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Tom Hollander ... Sean Ryan
Rosamund Pike ... Marie Colvin
Faye Marsay ... Kate Richardson
Jamie Dornan ... Paul Conroy
Stanley Tucci ... Tony Shaw
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Rita Williams
Greg Wise ... Professor David Irens
Alexandra Moen ... Zoe
Corey Johnson ... Norm Coburn
Fady Elsayed ... Mourad
Raad Rawi ... Gaddafi
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ... Adam Watkins
Jérémie Laheurte ... Remi Ochlik
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ... Amy Bentham
Yann Morine ... Gaddafi's Aid (as Ian Morine)
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In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London's elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she's witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her -- along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) -- to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Written by Aviron Pictures

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The Most Powerful Weapon is the Truth

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Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent images, language throughout, and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marie Colvin See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,491, 4 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,627,293, 13 January 2019
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Set the world's record for most cigarettes smoked in one movie. See more »

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Featured in 76th Golden Globe Awards (2019) See more »

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Requiem for a Private War
Written and performed by Annie Lennox
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A Profound Telling
5 December 2018 | by nancyldraperSee all my reviews

A profound telling. From the very beginning of this film the writer and director make us aware something is coming. Each piece of Marie Colvin's story is measured against a countdown to Homs. As neither British or American (nor a reader of print media) I was unaware of Marie Colvin's journalism, so the details of her life were unknown to me, but, I knew Homs was the destination of this film. I was a participant in a journey. Matthew Heinman, who, as a documentarian, had taken his camera into the midst of war ravished lives, completely transported me into the heart of darkness. Rosamund Pike's Marie Colvin was the fulcrum of that drive. When, inevitably, we collided with the horror of Homs, we were entirely present. In the theatre there was dead silent and as the credits rolled, none of us wanted to move. We knew we had witnessed something profound. In Canada, we have outstanding female journalists (#adriearsenault #NahlahAyed) who go into the heart of human misery to report, back to us, the truth as they experience it. This film made me ask, what duty do we owe to them for the wounds they bear for us all? I give this film a 9 (important) out of 10. {BioPic of a War Correspondent}


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