A director (Charlize Theron) of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief aid doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst a political/social revolution, and together face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong bloody violence including disturbing images of war atrocities, language, and brief sexuality
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Did You Know?
The film was a passion project for Robin Wright
who tried to get it made in 2004. She was the one who brought on Javier Bardem
and Sean Penn
in various roles. After funding fell through, Wright abandoned the project. Penn resurrected the film after he and Wright divorced, deciding to take on directing duties, and casting his then girlfriend Charlize Theron
in the role Wright had wanted to play. See more