The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower

3.4 212 Ratings

Directed by : Larysa Kondracki

Release Date : | Length : 108 Minutes

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plot

Inspired by actual events, Kathy (Rachel Weisz) is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and mu...more

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“An intelligent plot further lifted by Rachel Weisz’s outstanding performance. Except a few loopholes in the screenplay, The Whistleblower is extremely well made. Go for it!”

The Whistleblower Credit & Casting

Vanessa Redgrave

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After watching almost 20 movies in the past 6 days at the mumbai film fest Whistleblower made me feel like I am still at the mami's. The film was part of the fest but I skipped it to watch some other film knowing that this will be getting a release soon.

What's it about? - It's the real life story of a police officer in Bosnia. Rachel Weisz plays Kathryn Bolkovak who comes across a multi network human trafficking business involving every department possible. There is a parallel track about a girl Raya who has been trafficked.

Does it work for me? - No

Why? - In spite of having a fantastic real life event to work with director Larysa Kondracki fails to engage especially in the 1st half. The 2nd half has a couple of good scenes but by then one is detached from the going ons. The makers show a lot of restraint in their telling which as a subject should have had a stomach churning impact. Rachel Weisz holds fort with her restrained performance even though she doesn't get a single scene or moment to showcase her performance. Monica Belluci is completely wasted. She looks old and the grey hair doesn't suit her. My mind was going back to Malena every time she was on screen. It lacks thrills and that edge of the seat entertainment. Even Raya's track doesn't make one connect to her helplessness.

Final few words - The Whistleblower fails the subject it talks about. It doesn't hit hard where it should have hurt.

Rating - **

Ticket meter - Worth a dvd watch.