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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

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
Faye Marsay ... Kate Richardson
Stanley Tucci ... Tony Shaw
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Rita Williams
Greg Wise ... Professor David Irens
Alexandra Moen ... Zoe
Corey Johnson ... Norm Coburn
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ... Amy Bentham
Michèle Belgrand ... Old time friend
Fady Elsayed ... Mourad
Raad Rawi ... Gaddafi
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ... Adam Watkins
Jérémie Laheurte ... Remi Ochlik
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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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Taglines:

The Most Powerful Weapon is the Truth

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Biography | Drama | War

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2019 (Netherlands) 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:

$1,632,715, 21 January 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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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Great Performances and Story
27 October 2018 | by dakasperSee all my reviews

A great journalist that sacrificed just about everything to get the true stories out. I predict an Oscar nomination for her role. She worked so hard to get the role down right.


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