A Private War is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Matthew Heineman.

Official trailers

Altitude Films on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 released the trailer:
A PRIVATE WAR - OFFICIAL UK TRAILER - ONE NIGHT ONLY IN CINEMAS FEB 4 | IN CINEMAS FEB 15.

Story intro

Marie Colvin is an American journalist for The Sunday Times, visiting the most dangerous countries and documenting their civil wars. In 2001, while trekking with the Tamil Tigers, Colvin and her crew are ambushed by the Sri Lankan Army. Despite her attempt to surrender, an RPG fires in her direction, wounding her to the point that she loses her left eye. Afterwards, Colvin is forced to wear an eyepatch. Diagnosed with PTSD, Colvin is still determined to look for new stories, and argues with her boss, Sean Ryan, about conflicts she wants to cover, including Iraq, where she meets war photographer Paul Conroy, and Libya. She lives in London when not traveling the world, and begins a relationship with Tony Shaw. In February 2012, Conroy and Colvin decide to cover the conflict in the city of Homs, where they find 28,000 Syrian men, women, and children caught in the crossfire. After Conroy and Colvin send their story to Ryan, Colvin decides to appear on CNN to bring awareness to civilian casualties. As Marie, Paul, and another reporter, Rémi Ochlik, flee the building they had used as a media centre, the street is peppered with explosions. Paul, injured and shellshocked, wakes to find Colvin and Ochlik killed from the explosions and subsequent pile up of rubble. The movie ends with imagery of the devastated city of Homs, followed by an interview of the real Marie Colvin, with the quote: "You're never going to get to where you're going if you acknowledge fear." The movie postscript reads: "Marie Colvin and journalist Remi Ochlik were killed in Homs, Syria, on February 22nd, 2012. Paul Conroy, despite being gravely injured, survives and continues to work as a photographer. Over 500,000 Syrian civilians have been killed since Colvin's death."

Cast

Rosamund Pike
Marie Colvin
Jamie Dornan
Paul Conroy
Tom Hollander
Sean Ryan, The Sunday Times' foreign editor and Marie's boss
Stanley Tucci
Tony Shaw
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Rita Williams, Marie's friend
Faye Marsay
Kate Richardson
Greg Wise
Professor David Irens
Corey Johnson
Norm Coburn, another photographer
Alexandra Moen
Zoe
Jesuthasan Antonythasan
Thamilselvan
Raman Srinivasan
Tamil Group Leader
Natasha Jayetileke
Sri Lankan Nurse
Amanda Drew
Amy Bentham
Hilton McRae
Adam Watkins
Fady Elsayed
Mourad
Tristan Tait
US Public Affairs Officer
Toma Shelmon
Iraqi Militia Corporal
Nadeem Srouji
Iraqi Militia Captain
Jérémie Laheurte
Remi Ochlik
Rani Jalal
Iraqi Militia Officer 1
Thaer Manakhi
Iraqi Militia Officer 2
David Modigliani
Newscaster #1
Pano Masti
Ignacio
Alisdair Simpson
Newscaster #2
Tatjana Tasic
Newscaster #3
Mo'ath Sharif
Walid
Rami Delshad
Abdallah
Bassam Hanna Touma
Faruq
Mahmoud Al Farj
Iraqi Construction Foreman
Raad Rawi
Gaddafi
Emil Hajj
Gaddafi Translator
Abdul Rahman
FSA Rebel 1
Abdel Hakeem Horbah
FSA Rebel 2
Wissam Tobaileh
Abu Zaida FSA Leader
Emad Tayseer
Syrian Doctor
Diana Mohammad
Fatima
Maha Al Tamar
Noor
Ahmad Yassin
Dr. Mohamed
Atef Shami
Veterinarian
Faris Kiwan
Teenage Boy's Brother
Ghandi Saber
Gaddafi Aide
Mohammad Taufiq
Father (as Mohammad Tawfiq)
Maha Mohammad
Mother
Ali Shammari
Dying Boy

About

The film A Private War was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (TIFF), on November 2, 2018 (United States), on November 16, 2018 (United States) and on February 15, 2019 (United Kingdom) by Aviron Pictures, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, NOS Audiovisuais, Odeon, Reality Entertainment, Altitude Film Distribution, Golden Village Pictures, Pony Canyon, Splendid Film, United Entertainment Partners, JL Vision Film, Joy n Cinema and Madman Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 110 minutes. The film grossed over $3.8 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

A Private War got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website: aprivatewarfilm.com

IMDB: A Private War

Wikipedia: A Private War

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