Whistleblower

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Product Overview

When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Weisz) accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia, she uncovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. After learning that fellow peacekeepers and military contractors are involved in the ghastly practice and its cover-up, Bolkovac risks her own life to save the lives of others and expose the corruption.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 226648220
UPC 024543780502
UPC 14 00024543780502
Format DVD
Release Date 7/17/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Conspiracies
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Inspired by real events, writer/director Larysa Kondracki's intense docudrama tells the tale of an American policewoman who uncovers evidence of human trafficking while assisting a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Bosnia. Nebraska cop Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is caught in the middle of a vicious custody battle with her ex-husband when she seizes the opportunity to make a quick 100,000 dollars tax-free by spending six months in Bosnia as a U.N. peacekeeper. Shortly after Kathy arrives in Bosnia, Human Rights Commission head Madeleine Rees (Vanessa Redgrave) promotes her to the U.N.'s Gender Office, where she begins studying sexual-assault cases. But when Kathy discovers that her fellow peacekeepers are involved in a human-trafficking ring, the ensuing controversy makes her the target of some very powerful -- and incredibly ruthless -- people.
Reviews
Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "Severe and unflinching, THE WHISTLEBLOWER relies on journalistic realism to pack its punch." 07/05/2011
Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The movie, constructed as a relentless and frightening thriller, stars Rachel Weisz in one of her best performances..." 08/10/2011
Movieline "It's a gritty, often unsettling piece of work....It's Weisz's face that provides the best window into the movie's motives and intentions." 08/04/2011
Entertainment Weekly "THE WHISTLEBLOWER succeeds....It's staged with an understatement that's rooted in the muddy squalor of reality." -- Grade: B 07/29/2011
Actors
Rachel Weisz
Roxana Condurache
Vanessa Redgrave
David Strathairn
Cast & Crew
Rachel Weisz - Star
Roxana Condurache - Star
Vanessa Redgrave - Star
David Strathairn - Star
Monica Bellucci - Star
Nicolaj Lie Kaas - Star
Sergej Trifunovic - Co-Star
Liam Cunningham - Co-Star
Paul Jerricho - Co-Star
Rayisa Kondracki - Co-Star
Anna Anissimova - Co-Star
Alin Panc - Co-Star
Victoria Raileanu - Co-Star
Rosabell Laurenti Sellers - Co-Star
Roxana Guttmann - Co-Star
Alexandra Radescu - Co-Star
Radu Binzaru - Co-Star
Mihai Ghior - Co-Star
Sabrina Iaschevici - Co-Star
Raluca Tataru - Co-Star
Bianca Neagu - Co-Star
Ionut Grama - Co-Star
Adriana Butoi - Co-Star
Bryan Jardine - Co-Star
Florin Busuioc - Co-Star
Demetri Goritsas - Co-Star
Stuart Graham - Co-Star
Jeanette Hain - Co-Star
Coca Bloos - Co-Star
Anca Androne - Co-Star
Catherine McNally - Co-Star
Benedict Cumberbatch - Co-Star
Zoltan Butuc - Co-Star
Geoffrey Pounsett - Co-Star
Cristina Cristian - Co-Star
Luke Treadaway - Co-Star
Ion Sapdaru - Co-Star
Alexandru Potocean - Co-Star
Doroteea Petre - Co-Star
Vlad Ivanov - Co-Star
Pilou Asbaek - Co-Star
Paula Schramm - Co-Star
Erwin Simsensohn - Co-Star
Ciprian Dumitrascu - Co-Star
Nick Allder - Special Effects Supervisor
Mychael Danna - Composer
Philip Stilman - Post-Production Supervisor
Jan Sewell - Hairstylist
Jan Sewell - Makeup
Orest Sushko - Sound Re-Recording
Kevin Banks - Music Editor
Steph Carrier - Sound Re-Recording
David Antoniuk - Assistant Director
Gregor Hutchison - Post-Production Supervisor
Kieran McGuigan - Director of Photography
Invisible Pictures - Visual Effects Designer
David Hayman - Music Director
Andreea Popa - Set Decorator
Larysa Kondracki - Screenwriter
Eilis Kirwan - Screenwriter
Gabriela Cretan - Makeup
Kathryn Bolkovac - Creative Consultant
Carmen Pepelea - Production Manager/UPM
Ciprian Dumitrascu - Stunt Coordinator
Adi Popescu - Special Effects Supervisor
Adelina Popa - Hairstylist
Laura Russu - Set Decorator
David Hewlett - Co-Star
William Hope - Co-Star
Danny John-Jules - Co-Star
Larysa Kondracki - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00024543780502
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 112 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
  
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review For 20 years the news has reported from time to time of crimes alleged by employees of paid defense contractors. These cases rarely seem to result in change, and the stories continue. We can only guess what may be going unreported. The Whistleblower offers chilling evidence of why that seems to be so.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Rex Reed, New York Observer A grisly, authentic, meticulously researched, pulse-quickening political chiller about a hot-button topic that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

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