Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Whistleblower. 1999

The Whistleblower
The Whistleblower Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byLarysa Kondracki
Produced byChristina Piovesan
Amy Kaufman
Celine Rattray
Benito Mueller
Wolfgang Mueller
Written byLarysa Kondracki
Eilis Kirwan
StarringRachel Weisz
David Strathairn
Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Anna Anissimova
Monica Bellucci
Vanessa Redgrave
Music byMychael Danna[1]
CinematographyKieran McGuigan[1]
Edited byJulian Clarke[2]
Distributed bySamuel Goldwyn Films
Release date
  • 13 September 2010 (TIFF)
  • 12 August 2011 (Canada)
  • 27 October 2011 (Germany)
Running time
112 minutes
United States[3]
Box office$2.2 million[4]
The Whistleblower is a 2010 Canadian-German-American biographical crime drama film directed by Larysa Kondracki and starring Rachel Weisz. Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan wrote the screenplay, which was inspired by the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer who was recruited as a United Nations peacekeeper for DynCorp International in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999. While there, she discovered a sex trafficking ring serving (and facilitated by) DynCorp employees, with international peacekeepers turning a blind eye. Bolkovac was fired and forced out of the country after attempting to shut down the ring. She took the story to BBC News in the UK and won a wrongful dismissal lawsuit against DynCorp.

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