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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Rosamund Pike ... Marie Colvin
Tom Hollander ... Sean Ryan
Jamie Dornan ... Paul Conroy
Stanley Tucci ... Tony Shaw
Faye Marsay ... Kate Richardson
Greg Wise ... Professor David Irens
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Rita Williams
Corey Johnson ... Norm Coburn
Alexandra Moen ... Zoe
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ... Adam Watkins
Raad Rawi ... Gaddafi
Fady Elsayed ... Mourad
Jérémie Laheurte ... Remi Ochlik
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ... Amy Bentham
Michèle Belgrand ... Old time friend
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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

Genres:

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:

$366,521, 15 November 2018
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Not compelling
18 November 2018 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

The dangers facing war correspondents is an important topic and you would think would make for a compelling story, especially a real life story. But this film keeps you are arms-length, aware that you're watching a film but not really in the action. Fault the direction and the acting, and I suspect the editing as well. Makes me wish for the days of Ernie Pyle


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