Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt in surprise visit to Sarajevo

Afp April 10, 2010

SARAJEVO: Film stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie flew into Sarajevo for a surprise visit, in a break from Venice, where Jolie is working on her latest film, a police official told AFP.

"Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrived at Sarajevo airport, on board a private plane, from Venice," said a senior officer with the border police. They were met at the airport by officials from the United Nations children's organisation, UNICEF, the Bosnian daily Dnevni Avaz reported on its Internet site.

UNICEF's representative in Sarajevo Aida Prljaca, in comments to local information website Sarajevo-X, said the couple were on a private visit. She refused to give details of where they were staying, but dozens of photographers had staked out the luxury Hotel Europe in the centre of the Bosnian capital, said an AFP photographer.

Jolie is currently filming "The Tourist" alongside Johnny Depp, a film loosely based on the French mystery "Anthony Zimmer". Its director is Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who was behind the critically acclaimed 2007 German film "The Lives of Others"