The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower
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World Cinema Now
Saturday, January 08, 4:00 PM
Annenberg Auditorium
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World Cinema Now
Wednesday, January 12, 7:00 PM
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WINNER: Mercedes Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative
Monday, January 17, 10:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
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The Whistleblower
Canada, 2010, 112 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany
US Premiere
Topics: Drama, Political, Thriller, Woman Director
Programs: Best of the Fest, World Cinema Now
Language: English

Rachel Weisz turns in a stellar performance as Nebraska police officer-turned-peacekeeper Kathryn Bolkovac in this tough-minded thriller set in Bosnia at the turn of this century. Based on a true story, Larysa Kondracki’s gritty debut follows Bolkovac as she exits her tangled personal life back home in favor of a job with the U.N. peacekeeping force in the still-tense former Yugoslavia. Once there and working for the U.N.’s Gender Office (headed by Vanessa Redgrave in a superb cameo), which investigates sexual assaults, Bolkovac uncovers evidence of human trafficking and sexual slavery that implicates fellow peacekeepers and officials, evidence that puts her life in danger…

Fast-paced and unsparing (some scenes are explicit and may be hard to watch), Kondracki’s film in an heir to the great conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s, as it follows Bolkovac into a maze of duplicity and obfuscation. Weisz is completely credible at every turn as a woman with a conscience (and a daughter of her own), determined to save the lives of the young women under threat. David Strathairn and Monica Bellucci round out a superb cast.

Director to attend screening on 1/8

DIRECTOR: Larysa Kondracki
Producer: Christina Piovesan, Amy Kaufman, Celine Rattray, Benito Mueller, Wolfgang Mueller
Editor: Julian Clarke
Screenwriter: Eilis Kirwan, Larysa Kondracki
Cinematographer: Kieran McGuigan
Music: Mychael Danna
Principal Cast: Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Roxana Condurache
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films -

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