"A Private War" is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Matthew Heineman.
The starring cast includes Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Faye Marsay, Greg Wise, Corey Johnson, Alexandra Moen, Jesuthasan Antonythasan and others.

Here are "A Private War" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for A Private War movie?

Altitude Films on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 released the trailer for "A Private War" you can watch here:

Plot summary

What is A Private War movie plot?

Here is a short review of "A Private War" movie plot summary.

Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) 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 decides to wear an eyepatch.
Diagnosed with PTSD, Colvin is still determined to look for new stories, and argues with her boss, Sean Ryan (Tom Hollander), about conflicts she wants to cover, including Iraq, where she meets war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan), and Libya. She lives in London when not traveling the world, and begins a relationship with Tony Shaw (Stanley Tucci).
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 (Jérémie Laheurte) 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."


Who plays who in the A Private War movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "A Private War" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is A Private War movie release date?

"A Private War" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 7, 2018 (TIFF), on November 2, 2018 (United States), on November 16, 2018 (United States) and on February 15, 2019 (United Kingdom) distributing by Aviron Pictures, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Bir Film, 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.


What are A Private War filming details?

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

"A Private War" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about A Private War movie?

"A Private War" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 88/100. The audience also likes the film.

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