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The Whistleblower [Blu-ray] (2010)

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  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: January 24, 2012
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006DHATF0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,107 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Kathy Bolkovac: The Real Whistleblower

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Academy Award® Winners Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave* head a powerful cast that includes Oscar® Nominee David Strathairn** in writer-director Larysa Kondracki’s harrowing dramatic thriller. When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Weisz) accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia, she discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost. With masterful acting and a heart-racing plot, The Whistleblower is an acclaimed film inspired by actual events.

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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fighting human rights violations January 17, 2012
"The Whistleblower," based on a true story, is a gritty movie about sexual trafficking in Bosnia. Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), a Nebraska cop, is a divorced mom who takes a job with a security contractor for big pay and a short tour in the Balkans. She discovers that ethnic tensions have caused local cops to refuse to investigate domestic violence cases, particularly those involving Muslims. She is promoted and put in charge of gender affairs by a U.N. official (Vanessa Redgrave), but is increasingly frustrated. After building cases against sexual traffickers, she's told they enjoy diplomatic immunity.

Bolkovac is a lone crusader, persuading fearful women to testify against their abusers, bucking diplomatic hypocrisy, and dealing with rampant paranoia. Ms. Weisz heads this topical political thriller, turning in a powerful performance, one of her best. The movie underscores the collateral damage caused by politics and maintaining the delicate balance of world peace, though it's far more compelling as one strong woman's efforts to advocate for those without a voice.

The sole special feature on this release, available in Blu-ray and DVD editions, is a featurette about real-life whistleblower Kathy Bolkovac.
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
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The Whistleblower is not a comfortable film to watch, nor is it supposed to be - Rachel Weisz takes on an extremely difficult role here that could have come across as monotone in the hands of someone less capable. I used to think she was a fairly average actress but she's clearly become somebody extremely skilled around challenging material. Some of her final scenes in the film are Oscar-worthy and underscore a number of sickening truths that have been developed throughout the script.

From the first few minutes, it's pretty clear that the story isn't going to have a happy ending and once you see what military contractors and UN officials were conspiring to achieve, it's enough to make you want to write letters to your elected representatives. I haven't read anything to indicate that the situation shown in this film is untrue and it paints an extremely shameful picture of what Westerns organizations were doing while supposedly protecting civilians.

Overall, it's an intelligent and believable political drama with sharp dialog and fast pacing. Be warned that there are a couple of very unpleasant scenes that are necessary to convey the atrocities involved but may be too much for some viewers.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars from someone who has seen it, lived it, told it February 16, 2012
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Personally working in Darfur, Southern Sudan, Nuba Mountains, DR Congo, Romania, Moldova, and Peru, I can tell you that I was skeptical of this movie, before I saw it. Kathryn does an amazing job of conveying her and the girls story as well as the larger problem. And, once again, Rachel delivers an unflinching rendition of a heart-breaking, no-win situation. Many would call Kathryn a fool because she was not "successful" in saving the few, however, I know that the price she paid--and continues to pay--renders her life a broken prayer (as in K.D. Langs song, Hallelujah). God bless you both Kathryn and Rachel. [...]
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harsh Realities Exposed January 22, 2012
THE WHISTLEBLOWER is a film that kicks you in the stomach and then continues to play out the worst possible truths that we'd rather not admit exist. The theme of the film is Human Trafficking, and apparently there are about 2.5 million victims around the world today - young people who are sold into sexual slavery for the financial gain of people from all areas of life, including our own government, the International Practices Task Force, and contracted companies supported by the US Government to rebuild who are assigned to third world countries and countries besieged by or recovering from war, and in our own cities in this country. This film is based on a true story, a story written (and discussed in the bonus track on the DVD) by Kathryn Bolkovac who was transferred from her police job in Lincoln, Nebraska to Bosnia (with the promise of $100,000. and a six month term) to monitor the local Sarajevo police and advise them on proper police procedures. Bolkovac's story was written for the screen by Eilis Kirwan and director Larysa Kondracki who also directed the story with stinging reality.

Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is a recently divorced mother of a young girl who has lost custody of her daughter because of her constant commitment to her job. When she is offered a lot of money and an advancement if she will go to Bosnia on a special assignment she accepts, feeling that if she ha money she can return home to live close to her young daughter. When she arrives in Sarajevo she is treated with distance from the colleagues with whom she will be working. Her first accomplishment is bringing to justice the abuse of a Muslim woman who has been constantly a victim of spousal abuse - something not considered a crime until Kathryn proves it in court.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Circle of Life? January 24, 2012
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"Humanity, I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink." E.E. Cummings

'The Whistleblower' did a fine job of focusing attention on the atrocity of sex-trading young women in postwar Bosnia. Even further troubling, for some of us, is the fact that U.N.'Peace Keeping Contractors', another phrase to add to my list of paradoxymorons in this case, were involved. This was an intelligent thriller and Weis was, as usual, extraordinary.

This movie, about the abuse and trivialization of women, provoked an interesting response in me, for sure. But that would be a rant and I will not perpetrate it upon you...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Courage to do the right thing
While somewhat predictable the story is uplifting in its telling of right over wrong and the courage of a woman who takes the high road.
Published 6 days ago by B. Abdu
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sad Reality
The title of my review sums up this movie and human trafficking worldwide. This movie kept my full attention, even the moments that were extremely difficult to watch. Read more
Published 6 days ago by ASBSMS
4.0 out of 5 stars Scary
Well told .. the scary part is that it is based on a true story. Good acting and a nice twist at the end.
Published 8 days ago by amegaf
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a must-watch for those interested in Women's Rights
This was a difficult subject to tackle and I give kudos to the director, actor, and entire movie staff for their handling and presentation. I certainly recommend.
Published 8 days ago by Katina Hejl
4.0 out of 5 stars eye-opening movie that didn't get much press
beware this movie has some violent scenes, not for children. But it was an eye-opener for exposing present-day sex trafficking in Eastern Europe. Read more
Published 8 days ago by average shopper
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating and Distrubing
The Whistleblower battles a dark secret that the United Nations is trying to cover up which is sex trafficking. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Helise Flickstein
5.0 out of 5 stars movie helps you think more and deeper
The movie showed the cruelty of civil war. the communism region made a lower moral of its people. and the courage of a ordinary American. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Zhong-he Shen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
Great movie!!! I loved getting a glimpse of the aftermath in Bosnia, and coverage of an important issue. Still unbelievable culprits escaped jail. More justice is needed.
Published 15 days ago by Jean M. Webb
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful
Acting was splendid, the story painful to watch - because it is based on true facts, and watching how "decent" people can choose to destroy lives for monetary gain, can do... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Shari Lyne DuShane
4.0 out of 5 stars Too close to reality to love it!
Excellent acting and a true portrayal of just how unaware most people are of the world around them.
It is a good thing to believe that one person can make a difference. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Michael D. Havens
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