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UK / USA, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Michael Winterbottom


“Angelina Jolie plays [Mariane Pearl] with a rigour and passion that surprised even the most jaded sceptics in Cannes.” - The Times (UK) Under the direction of Michael Winterbottom (9 Songs, Wonderland), Angelina Jolie is Mariane Pearl whose journalist husband was beheaded in 2002 while researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The film follows the true and harrowing events of Mariane's memoir of the same name, which she wrote for her son, so he may get to know the father he never met. “Mariane had suffered the ugliest side of all that is going on in the world today… If I don't represent her right, then I've done a disservice and hurt a really great woman.” - Angelina Jolie

D Michael Winterbottom P Andrew Eaton, Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt S John Orloff Dist Paramount Pictures TD 35mm/2006/103mins

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