The Whistleblower (2010)

The Whistleblower (2010)

The Whistleblower (2010)

Thriller inspired by the true story of Kathryn Bolkovac, an American policewoman who discovered US military involvement in child sex slavery and human trafficking in war-torn Bosnia. Stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz.

After volunteering to work as a peacekeeper in Bosnia, Bolkovac is horrified to discover that Democra Corp (a pseudonym for the real world DynCorp), an American military contracting company, is involved in child sex slavery and human trafficking. Risking her job and personal safety she sets out to bring the revelations to global attention but soon finds herself embroiled in a dangerous world of high level corruption populated by unlikely diplomatic enemies.

2010Rating: R16, contains violence,sexual violence, offensive language & content that may disturb112 minsCanada, Germany
DramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography
53%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Kondracki's fact-based thriller remains somewhat focused on its grim subject, though its principled bid to allure the masses results in a surplus of Hollywood-style eye candy and narrative formula.

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Variety

Variety

press

This accomplished debut feature avoids most of the usual pitfalls, channeling its outrage into a tense, focused piece of storytelling with a powerful sense of empathy.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The film’s narrow focus constrains a proper pullback to the larger picture.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A relentless and frightening thriller.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Doesn't flinch at grisly authenticity, and several sequences in Whistleblower are admittedly hard to watch.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Offers a glimpse of a monstrous world but doesn’t suggest any nuanced understanding of it.

0

Don't take life for granted.

Watching in horror throughout this film, I left feeling guilty that I take so many things for granted - my freedom, my family, my friends, lazy summer days at the beach, my health and job - when not really that far away on the other side of the world, people live in horrific war torn countries, enduring awful torture and slavery...I appreciate more the work...

4.0
0

Man's inhumanity to man (or in this case - woman).

This has to be the most powerful and shocking fact-based movie we have ever seen. It is the story of people trafficking and sex slavery in Bosnia after the war for the express purpose of gratifying the needs of UN and contractor personnel. It exposes crimes and depravity, intrigue, corruption and cover-up committed by UN personnel and their contractor...

4.0
0

Agree with Neddy

Couldn't have asked for more from this movie. Leaving you asking how can people do this to others, and feeling just that bit guilty that they can.

5.0
0

If you ever doubted the worth of UN, this will resolve the issue for you.

This is really at least a 4+. A well acted and directed chronicle of I guess just some of the events in a post war Bosnia. The coruption of officials and their crony contractors is alarming to say the least. NBot to be missed.

4.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Kondracki's fact-based thriller remains somewhat focused on its grim subject, though its principled bid to allure the masses results in a surplus of Hollywood-style eye candy and narrative formula.

0
Variety

Variety

press

This accomplished debut feature avoids most of the usual pitfalls, channeling its outrage into a tense, focused piece of storytelling with a powerful sense of empathy.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The film’s narrow focus constrains a proper pullback to the larger picture.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A relentless and frightening thriller.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Doesn't flinch at grisly authenticity, and several sequences in Whistleblower are admittedly hard to watch.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Offers a glimpse of a monstrous world but doesn’t suggest any nuanced understanding of it.

0

Don't take life for granted.

Watching in horror throughout this film, I left feeling guilty that I take so many things for granted - my freedom, my family, my friends, lazy summer days at the beach, my health and job - when not really that far away on the other side of the world, people live in horrific war torn countries, enduring awful torture and slavery...I appreciate more the...

4.0
0

Man's inhumanity to man (or in this case - woman).

This has to be the most powerful and shocking fact-based movie we have ever seen. It is the story of people trafficking and sex slavery in Bosnia after the war for the express purpose of gratifying the needs of UN and contractor personnel. It exposes crimes and depravity, intrigue, corruption and cover-up committed by UN personnel and their contractor...

4.0
0

Agree with Neddy

Couldn't have asked for more from this movie. Leaving you asking how can people do this to others, and feeling just that bit guilty that they can.

5.0
0

If you ever doubted the worth of UN, this will resolve the issue for you.

This is really at least a 4+. A well acted and directed chronicle of I guess just some of the events in a post war Bosnia. The coruption of officials and their crony contractors is alarming to say the least. NBot to be missed.

4.0
0