The Whistleblower

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: August 12, 2011 (limited)
DVD: January 24, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 4.21
based on 100 votes and 28 reviews
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Cast: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn, David Hewlett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Treadaway

Inspiration: Kathryn Bolkovac

Synopsis

Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job working for the United Nations as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia.

Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she unveils a different reality: corruption and cover-up amidst a world of the United Nation contingents, private contractors, and diplomatic doubletalk.

  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Toronto, Ontario. Director Larysa Kondracki is Canadian.

Director: Larysa Kondracki
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Celine Rattray, Amy Kaufman, Christina Piovesan
Screenplay: Larysa Kondracki, Eilis Kirwan
Official Site: TheWhistleblower-Movie.com

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  • 4 stars "intense movie...excellent acting"
  • 3 stars "disturbing subject matter. very good flic...not for the faint of heart. horrific what is happening on this planet with respect to human trafficking. it should be a global priority."
  • 3 stars "entertaining drama about a creepy topic. i was surprised at how much i liked this film, despite it being somewhat slow in developing the story."