The tendency that often sinks Angelina Jolie’s performances—overemphasizing certain naturalistic behaviors at the expense of well-rounded characterization—more or less sinks her first film as writer-director. Set during the Bosnian War of the early 1990s, the movie depicts the secret romance between a Muslim woman (Zana Marjanovic) and a Serbian police officer (Goran Kostic) who’s drafted into Milosevic’s army. Jolie presents the characters in only the broadest of terms (at times, this might as well be a modern-dress version of Romeo and Juliet), but she surrounds them with enough well-observed cultural detail that the movie suffices as a history lesson. It’s also commendable for its sober depictions of concentration camps, which avoid the brute sensationalism of other atrocity dramas. With Rade Serbedzija, typecast but effective as a sadistic military officer. In Serbo-Croatian with subtitles.