“The Whistleblower” is a 2010 Canadian-German-American biographical crime drama film directed by larysa kondracki. “The Whistleblower” follows the story of Kathryn Bolkovac (rachel weisz), a Nebraska police officer who takes a job as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. While there, she uncovers a sex trafficking ring involving members of the international peacekeeping force and high-ranking officials in the Bosnian government.
Despite facing opposition from her colleagues and superiors, Bolkovac persists in her investigation, determined to expose the corruption and bring the perpetrators to justice. Along the way, she puts her own life in danger and faces numerous challenges.
“The Whistleblower” is a gripping and powerful film that sheds light on the disturbing reality of sex trafficking and corruption in post-war Bosnia. rachel weisz delivers a standout performance as Kathryn Bolkovac, bringing both strength and vulnerability to the role.
The film's direction and cinematography are also impressive, capturing the beauty and devastation of Bosnia in the aftermath of war. The supporting cast, including vanessa redgrave and monica bellucci, also deliver strong performances.
The film's pacing is slow at times, but the tension and suspense build steadily as Bolkovac's investigation progresses. The film's themes of justice, morality, and corruption are well-portrayed and make for a thought-provoking viewing experience.
“The Whistleblower” did not receive any major awards, but it was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.
|Directed by||larysa kondracki|
|Produced by||Christina Piovesan
|Written by||larysa kondracki
nikolaj lie kaas,
|Music by||Mychael Danna|
|Edited by||Julian Clarke|
|Distributed by||Samuel Goldwyn Films|
|Release date||13 September 2010 (TIFF) 12 August 2011 (Canada) 27 October 2011 (Germany)|
|Running time||112 minutes|
|Box office||$2.2 million|