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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.

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Matthew Heineman

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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 & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

$1,598,931, 16 December 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Taron Egerton was originally cast but ended up dropping out. Jamie Dornan replaced him. See more »


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Requiem for a Private War
Written and performed by Annie Lennox
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Pike is riveting and you'll be drawn in.
17 November 2018 | by nategerardSee all my reviews

If you have one empathic bone in your body you can't help but feel for the people Marie Colvin wrote about and Marie herself, despite her self medication and arguably self destructive nature.

Pike plays Marie as so driven by her need to tell these stories that she regularly throws her safety away and allows herself to be emotionally damaged as well.

The movie builds to the extreme violence in Syria and one scene in particular that will haunt me due to the rampant and indiscriminate death rained down by government forces.

While the supporting cast does a great job, Pike is amazing and should garner Oscar attention for it. This will be a difficult movie to watch but Marie's story is important because you should really know all her stories.


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