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The Whistleblower (2010)

aka The Whistleblower

"Nothing is more dangerous than the truth."

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Details: 112 mins · English, Russian, Srpski, Român · R (USA)


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"Nothing is more dangerous than the truth."


Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is a police officer from Lincoln, Nebraska who accepts an offer to work with the U.N. International Police in post-war Bosnia at a U.K. company called Democra Security (a pseudonym for DynCorp International). Upon fighting for the trial for a Muslim woman suffering from domestic abuse and succeeding, Kathryn is made head of the department of gender affairs. She becomes involved in the case of a young Ukrainian woman named Raya, who had recently been sold by her aunt's husband to a sex trafficking ring. She escapes and Kathryn sends her to a women's shelter specifically set up for the victims of sexual slavery. Through Raya's case, Kathryn is able to uncover a wide-scale sexual slavery and human-trafficking ring that various international personnel, including that of the U.S., have participated in. Furthermore, when she brings the scandal to the attention of the U.N., she discovers that they have covered it up in order to protect lucrative defense and security contracts. Kathryn finds allies in Madeleine Rees (Vanessa Redgrave) and Peter Ward (David Strathairn), authority figures who support her investigation.

Kathryn is soon fired from her job due to her knowing too much about the scandal and her reluctance to stop the investigation. Meanwhile, Raya had been captured again and is later found dead, only pushing Kathryn even more to bring the scandal to light. She and Ward eventually capture evidence of an official admitting to the scandal, and she brings it to the BBC. It is said in the ending credits that following Kathryn's departure, a number of peacekeepers were sent home, though none faced criminal charges because of immunity laws. It is also noted that the U.S. continues to do business with private contractors like Democra Security, including ones worth billions of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2011-09-29 : Switzerland

Theatrical : 2011-06-23 : Denmark

Theatrical : 2011-10-27 : Germany

Theatrical : 2011-09-21 : India

Theatrical : 2011-08-12 : Canada

Theatrical : 2011-11-17 : Israel

Theatrical : 2011-08-12 : United States of America

Theatrical : 2011-08-28 : Hong Kong

Theatrical : 2011-08-26 : Mexico

Theatrical : 2011-10-05 : Germany

Theatrical : 2012-01-19 : Peru

Theatrical : 2011-09-01 : Argentina

Theatrical : 2012-05-31 : Greece

Theatrical : 2011-11-10 : Netherlands

Theatrical : 2011-12-14 : Indonesia

Theatrical : 2011-11-11 : Uruguay

Theatrical : 2011-08-05 : United States of America

DVD : 2011-08-10 : Brazil

DVD : 2012-01-06 : Japan

DVD : 2011-11-16 : Italy

DVD : 2011-10-19 : Sweden

2011-01-28 : United States of America

2011-04-26 : United States of America

2011-03-18 : United States of America

2010-09-13 : Canada

2011-02-18 : United States of America

2011-05-03 : United States of America

2011-01-08 : United States of America

2012-05-17 : Spain

2011-08-13 : Hong Kong

2011-10-31 : Netherlands

2011-11-02 : Netherlands