The Whistleblower details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Monica Bellucci, Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, David Hewlett, Rayisa Kondracki|
|Collections:||Based on a True Story, January - Drama, Pay-per-view|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Jan 2012|
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Ashamed to be a manBy Gort (20 reviews) from wakefield , 24 Oct 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]The Whistleblower is at times a harrowing depiction of sex trafficking in post war Bosnia in 1999.
If only 10% of what Bolkovac (Weisz) uncovers is accurately represented in this film then it is an appaling indictment on the U.N.specifically and men generally.
Indeed, as a man I felt ashamed of what I was witnessing in the name of sexual gratification and money.
I am by no means a prude and believe that consenting adults should be free to enjoy and explore whatever sexual desires that befit them, but to subject women to physical and mental abuse, torture and sexual slavery, is beyond the realms of a civilised society.
Weisz is excellent and gives a befittingly gritty performance in a film that deserves better exposure than it appears to be getting.
Putting aside the nauseating use of hand held cameras (Now becoming the norm) this is a film that will leave you numb and asking how and why in this day and age do these things still happen.
We can only hope there are more women and yes men, like Kathryn Bolkovac prepared to risk their lives and careers to expose the corrupt and depraved.
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Don't watch thisBy fashfans (1 review) , 08 Dec 2013Awful, good cast but terrible movie, disjointed and not really believable. Shame because the story should make a good film
Unbelievable truthBy Fr4nch3sk4 (34 reviews) from Derby , 23 Oct 2013The hardest part of watching this film was knowing it was based on real events. How anybody could do what is illustrated in this film is beyond me; and the sad thing is, if those people didn't suffer we wouldn't have this fantastic film. Best performance I have seen from Rachel Weisz (its a long way from the Mummy films). Just make sure you don't go out after watching this film, as you will need time to recover.
It's harrowingBy a customer , 01 Oct 2013This is a really great film although all the scenes with the girls are truly harrowing. It's hard to believe that this is based on a true story - and that no-one has ever been prosecuted for the terrible crimes committed - it's shameful that the UN and the NGOs involved went unpunished
okay nothing more for meBy yesterdayman (44 reviews) , 26 Sep 2013An okay film with a decent enough story line, but for me there was something missing - somehow some of the characters did not seem real - particularly the character played by Vanessa Redgrave.
fantasic true story about america's evil doings in other countriesBy supafukinsexy (39 reviews) , 12 Aug 2013there really is nothing better than reality films that expose the american government and military for what they really are, corrupt, evil, sick, twisted, scum of the planet!!!! it must of taken a very rare miracle because how this information even got through hollywood is beyond me, it just does'nt happen. one of the best films ive ever seen because it tells the world the truth about our ever so un-trusting leaders in power. about time aswell. next i hope they expose 9-11 for the lie it really was, but then again maybe i expect too much.