A Private War

A Private War

  • Director: Matthew Heineman
  • Writer: Arash Amel,Marie Brenner
  • Countries of origin: United Kingdom, United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: November 16, 2018
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: Приватна війна
  • "A Private War" is a biographical war film directed by Matthew Heinemann, starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan . The film was released in the United States on November 16, 2018. 
    The film is adapted from a true story. It tells the story of the American journalist Mary Colvin, who was not afraid of danger and engaged in war zone news reporting. In 2012, when reporting to an international organization on the tragedy in Homs Province, Syria, he was shot and killed by government forces   .


    • Release date November 16, 2018
    • Filming locations Jordan
    • Production companies Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Thunder Road Pictures

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    • By Brenda 2022-03-30 09:01:08

      A Private War: The Life of Marie Colvin, a Female War Correspondent

      I am very happy to see this film about the life of "The Sunday Times" female war correspondent Marie Colvin. The extraordinary work experience of this female reporter is definitely worth a film to record. She was unfortunately killed on the battlefield while reporting on the Syrian civil war in 2012. Before her death, she also reported live on TV. Although the film is not perfect, it has a near-perfect performance and deeds that are very worthy of people's attention, so I still strongly...

    • By Kevon 2022-03-30 09:01:08

      feel good film

      Class trip to see this movie, another movie about a white hero rescuing innocent third world people. But it is true that the heroine is admirable. After returning from a different war zone, drinking martini and fucking different men is not something everyone can do. A classmate next to her cried with red eyes, and I didn't know what she was crying. I just thought I was useless. Even the heroine herself has written so many sentimental stories and sacrificed her own life, trying to educate...

    • By Jillian 2022-03-30 09:01:08

      A journalist's job is to find the truth

      The job of a reporter is to find the truth: There are two kinds of reporters, one is a soulless person who gives money to others, so this type also lacks a sense of justice and kindness. They will not and dare not challenge it. Red line, to dig deeper into the truth. The other is conscientious journalists, who have professional enthusiasm, pursue the freedom to report the truth, dare to unravel the hidden truth, and let the world see the real behind-the-scenes. Of course, this depends on the...

    • By Casey 2022-03-30 09:01:08

      False political propaganda! Very hypocritical!

      I think some plots of this film are debatable, especially the Syrian part at the end, which is suspected of whitewashing the rebels. There is no justice party in the civil war, but in this movie, the party who is declared "just" by the United States is depicted as a victim, persecuted and oppressed by the so-called "dictator"! But why didn't the Syrian rebels use civilians as human shields to resist the ZF army and the Russian army, and create their own chemical weapons attack scams? I can...

    • By Alexandro 2022-03-30 09:01:08

      This lady is admirable and this movie makes me sick

      In short, this is a brainwashing movie

      Like many politically correct films, this one is a biopic, a gimmick of a real story, first to brainwash the audience, this is a biopic, an adaptation of a real story, so I want to force the viewers to have a concept, it must be inside It's all real and real, and then mixed with real and fake shit, in order to stuff the audience's brains with their dirty political garbage

      Unsurprisingly, in such politically correct films, white people must...

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    • By Liana 2023-09-11 08:51:56

      Is reporting that has been repeatedly in danger really worth it? The obsession is to have hope in human nature, and hope that there will always be someone who cares about the first-hand information brought by them despite the hail of bullets. Such people are worthy of respect. However, the director of "The Land of Drugs" couldn't save the weak script, and restored the important events of the last 11 years of Marie's life in a delicate way. If there is no support for Pike Chunhua's superb acting...

    • By Davon 2023-07-13 10:56:22

      Compared with the gossip about personal life, the film's performance of the professionalism of war reporters is simply sloppy-running under a hail of bullets? Some sensational monologue? A cry of justice when interviewing a dictator? After all, what people most want to remember about Marie Colvin isn't PTSD, alcoholism, or a pretty...

    • By Ambrose 2023-04-17 23:01:24

      A war reporter is no different from a soldier, taking his own life to defend the values ​​he believes in. Similar to "American Sniper", Mary hates war, but keeps driving herself to the front. The battlefield and daily life are intertwined, and the image of Mary's staunch, brave and humane care has come out, but the film's narrative of the story is relatively lacking in tension, and even a little...

    • By Keagan 2022-10-31 15:44:50

      neither fish nor fowl. As soon as I saw Pei Chunhua, I thought of "the cow under the calf"...

    • By Dimitri 2022-04-24 07:01:20

      The fall of the angel who went down on...

    Movie plot

    In 1986, Mary Colvin began her career as a war correspondent, reporting on the front lines of combat concentrated areas in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.
    In April 2001, Mary Colvin was interviewing the Civil War in Sri Lanka. At that time, the Sri Lankan government banned foreign media from entering the northern Tamil region controlled by the rebels. Mary Colvin broke the ban and broke into the restricted area without permission for...
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    Evaluation action

    "A Private War" is adapted from a report of A Private War named Mary Colvin published in the US "Vanity Fair" magazine in 2012. It is a standard American biography and non-fiction literary work. The Mary Colvin portrayed in the film is what the audience thinks of Mary Colvin, and whether this is a real Mary Colvin.
    In fact, "A Private War" has also played a certain warning effect. For example, why Mary Colvin was blinded to the left eye...
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    Movie quotes

    • Marie Colvin: Your apartment looks like Patrick Bateman's London nightmare.

    • Marie Colvin: I see it, so you don't have to.

    • Title Card: In 1986, Marie Colvin began a career as a war correspondent writing on the frontlines of every major conflict from Iraw to Afghanistan to Syria.

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