The Whistleblower

THE WHISTLEBLOWER

Review: Kathryn Bolkovac is a Nebraskan police officer who agrees to take on a job working as a peacekeeping in post-war Bosnia. She outed the U.N. for covering up a sex trafficking scandal and also uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption.
Director: Larysa Kondracki
Actors: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Paula Schramm, Alexandru Potocean, William Hope, Rayisa Kondracki, Jeanette Hain, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Hewlett and Luke Treadaway
Year: 2011
Genre: Biography, Crime and Drama
Conclusion: 2/5
This is Larysa Kondracki’s first feature film debut. Rachel Weisz gives a good performance but even she can’t save the film. Vanessa Redgrave and Benedict Cumberbatch are not given enough to do and not using them more was a complete waste of talent. It is like they have just phoned their performances in. I don’t actually know why this film was made or what message if any it was trying to get across. Kathryn Bolkovac sold the rights to her story to the director for $100. Contains some disturbing scenes of violence against women. 

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