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Kaelen Meuiner, Garret Dillahunt, Oliver Sherman Monsieur Lazhar, Philippe Falardeau: Genie Award Winners INTERPRÉTATION Masculine Dans Un Premier RÔLE / Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role * Fellag – Monsieur Lazhar Garret Dillahunt – Oliver Sherman Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method Patrick Huard – Starbuck Scott Speedman – Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE Dans Un Premier RÔLE / Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role Catherine De LÉAN – Nuit #1 Pascale Montpetit – The Girl in the White Coat * Vanessa Paradis – Café de Flore Rachel Weisz – The Whistleblower Michelle Williams – Take This Waltz INTERPRÉTATION Masculine Dans Un RÔLE De Soutien / Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role Antoine Bertrand – Starbuck Kevin Durand – Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster Marin Gerrier – Café de Flore Taylor Kitsch – The Bang Bang Club * Viggo Mortensen – A Dangerous Method INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE Dans Un RÔLE De Soutien / Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role Roxana Condurache – The Whistleblower »
- Steve Montgomery
Chicago – I have a sneaking suspicion that if The Weinstein Company had acquired this film and released it during the 2011 awards season, Rachel Weisz would currently be an Oscar nominee. After playing an assortment of vulnerable, photogenic damsels throughout her career, Weisz delivers her most potent and compelling work to date in Larysa Kondracki’s fact-based thriller.
Though the actress has won an Oscar before, it was for her rather thankless role in Fernando Meirelles’s downbeat drama, “The Constant Gardener.” “The Whistleblower” functions as a smart follow-up to Alejandro Amenábar’s equally overlooked 2009 gem, “Agora,” in which Weisz played another strong-willed rebel who risked everything in pursuit of the truth. Both Hypatia in “Agora” and Kathryn Bolkovac in “The Whistleblower” are empowering figures with unsettling life stories that hit all too close to home.
DVD Rating: 3.5/5.0
Despite some narrative contrivances and a manipulative third-act twist, Kondracki’s film is »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
★★★★☆ Canadian filmmaker Laraysa Kondracki's extraordinary debut feature The Whistleblower - starring Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave and Benedict Cumberbatch - focuses on sex-trafficking in post-war Bosnia. Co-scripted by Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan, the film also exposes some of the wider issues associated with war - in particular, how violence and brutality often persist though the uneasy transition into peace.
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3 items from 2012
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