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Movie Review: The Whistleblower

Positioned as a taught political thriller and moralistic tale, <em>The Whistleblower</em>tells the true story of one woman&rsquo;s fight to expose a human traffickingring facilitated by UN staff in the aftermath of the Bosnian war.

The Whistleblower

Genre: Drama

Director: Larysa Kondracki

Stars: Rachel Weisz, Monic Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave

***

Positioned as a taught political thriller and moralistic tale, The Whistleblower tells the true story of one woman’s fight to expose a human trafficking ring facilitated by UN staff in the aftermath of the Bosnian war.

The split perspective between Rachel Weisz’s titular American character and a young Eastern European girl forced into sex-slavery gets distracting, though it emphasizes the atrocities at hand.

The Whistleblower pulls few punches but the political coverup at the film’s centre never manages to fully grab the audience’s attention.

 
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