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Vanessa Paradis, Fellag, Viggo Mortensen: Genie Award Winners

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 * FellagMonsieur Lazhar Garret DillahuntOliver Sherman Michael FassbenderA Dangerous Method Patrick HuardStarbuck Scott SpeedmanEdwin 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 ParadisCafé de Flore Rachel WeiszThe Whistleblower Michelle WilliamsTake This Waltz INTERPRÉTATION Masculine Dans Un RÔLE De Soutien / Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role Antoine BertrandStarbuck Kevin DurandEdwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster Marin GerrierCafé de Flore Taylor KitschThe Bang Bang Club * Viggo MortensenA Dangerous Method INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE Dans Un RÔLE De Soutien / Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role Roxana ConduracheThe Whistleblower
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DVD Review: Rachel Weisz Delivers Oscar-Caliber Work in ‘The Whistleblower’

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
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Rachel Weisz And The Women Of The Whistleblower

Academy Award® Winner Rachel Weisz Stars in the Heart-Pounding Suspense Thriller Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 24

The women of The Whistleblower are an array of empowering and inspirational females in Hollywood. Here, you will get to know the incredible women of The Whistleblower, including Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave.

How far will one woman go to fight global injustice? Inspired by true events, The Whistleblower has been met with praise by critics and heralded at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (.Best Narrative Feature.), Seattle Film Festival (.Best Director.) and Whistler Film Festival (.Best Film,. .Best Narrative Feature.).

Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) and Vanessa Redgrave (Julia) head a powerful cast that includes Oscar® Nominee David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck) in writer-director Larysa Kondracki.s harrowing dramatic thriller. When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Weisz) accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia,
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Contest: Win The Whistleblower on DVD

Contest: Win The Whistleblower on DVD
Fox Home Entertainment will release The Whistleblower on Blu-ray and DVD January 24, and we're certainly celebrating this new title starring Rachel Weisz. We have a contest running and we're giving away copies of the DVD to our readers. You know these discs will go fast, so enter this contest today.

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When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia, she uncovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. After learning that fellow peacekeepers and military contractors are involved in the ghastly practice and its cover-up, Bolkovac risks her own life to save the lives of others and expose the corruption.
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Exclusive: The Whistleblower Blu-ray Rachel Weisz Interview

Exclusive: The Whistleblower Blu-ray Rachel Weisz Interview
Larysa Kondracki directs Rachel Weisz in the tense dramatic thriller The Whistleblower, which comes to Blu-ray and DVD on January 24th. To celebrate this upcoming release, we have a look at the special features with an exclusive Rachel Weisz interview, where she discusses her character's moral outrage. To learn more about this must-see release, check out the video below.

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When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia, she discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost. With masterful acting and a heart-racing plot, The Whistleblower is an acclaimed film inspired by actual events.

Special Features

Kathy Bolkovac: The Real Whistleblower

The Whistleblower was released August 5th, 2011 and stars Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci,
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New The Whistleblower Poster

The new poster for Larysa Kondracki‘s thrilling drama The Whistleblower which stars Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Roxana Condurache, Paula Schramm, Alexandru Potocean, has arrived. 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 [...]

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The Whistleblower Movie Review 2

The Whistleblower Movie Review 2
Title: The Whistleblower Director: Larysa Kondracki Starring: Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Anna Anissimova, Roxana Condurache, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave A powerhouse drama set against the backdrop of a very complicated and muddied story, The Whistleblower is one of those dramas that induce wearied sighs, furrowed brows and worried thoughts about the default state of human nature. Inspired by actual events, it’s both a crusading cop investigatory thriller and a sort of surrogate, gender-politic struggle-for-equality tale loosely in the vein of North Country. The story centers around Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), a tough and exceedingly competent Nebraskan police officer who – facing a divorce, denied a job transfer and wanting...
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Rachel Weisz brings emotional power to "The Whistleblower"

Human trafficking is second only to drug dealing as the world's most profitable criminal enterprise, but it ranks first in the most heinous because unlike illegal drugs, the actual product being bought and sold are human beings, more than 80% of which are women and girls.

This grim fact is examined in The Whistleblower, the real-life story of a female U.N. peacekeeper who uncovers a sex trafficking network in post-war Bosnia that shocked the world.

In 1999 Nebraska, police officer Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is struggling to maintain a relationship with her young daughter. After losing custody to her ex-husband, and facing a financial strain to move closer to her, Bolkovac learns about a lucrative job with a private Blackwater-type military contractor. For one year's work as a Un peacekeeper, she can earn $100,000, tax-free.

Warning: Some spoilers

Arriving in Sarajevo, Bolkovac quickly learns the brutal realities and chaos of post-war Bosnia.
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Three New Clips From The Whistleblower

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Three New Clips From The Whistleblower
The Rachel Weisz film “The Whistleblower” will be out tomorrow in New York and Los Angeles, and in anticipation of the release, three new clips from the movie have been released. The clips, “Kathy tries to get Raya and Irka to talk”, “Burn Out,” and “Chase through the woods,” are below for your viewing pleasure. The film also stars Vanessa Redgrave, Benedict Cumberbatch, Monica Bellucci, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Roxana Condurache, Paula Schramm, Alexandru Potocean, William Hope, Rayisa Kondracki, Jannette Hain and David Hewlett. The film, based on true events, is about a police officer that begins to unravel a plot full of corruption and human trafficking: Inspired by...
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Movie Review: The Whistleblower (2011)

Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower

Photo: Samuel Goldwyn Films Note: This review was originally published on September 16, 2010 after I saw it at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. I am reprinting it here as it hits limited theaters this weekend.

Not too far into The Whistleblower I was ready to chalk it up as another "inspired by a true story" feature wallowing in the misfortune of others as one person faces hardship in the face of many to set things right. It's a familiar narrative that doesn't make a film of this nature anything special and, for the most part, The Whistleblower is merely mediocre. But Rachel Weisz delivers a starring turn that gets better and better as the film wears on providing one specific reason for praise.

Making her feature film debut, The Whistleblower is directed and co-written by Larysa Kondracki and she has put something together that is not for the faint of heart.
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Online Exclusive Movie Clip From The Whistleblower

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Online Exclusive Movie Clip From The Whistleblower
An online exclusive movie clip has been released from the upcoming film “The Whistleblower” starring Rachel Weisz. In this clip, Laura (Monica Bellucci) tells Kathy that they handed Irka (Rayisa Kondracki) over to the police. “The Whistleblower” also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Roxana Condurache, Paula Schramm, Alexandru Potocean and Jeanette Hain. The plot, based on a real story, involves a Nebraska cop who becomes involved in exposing a seriously corrupted ring of trafficking: Inspired by actual events, the film tells the story of Kathy Bolkovac (Weisz), an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to...
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘The Whistleblower’ With Rachel Weisz

Chicago – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “The Whistleblower” with Rachel Weisz!

The Whistleblower” also stars Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Roxana Condurache, Paula Schramm, Alexandru Potocean, William Hope, Rayisa Kondracki, Jeanette Hain, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Hewlett, Coca Bloos and Luke Treadaway from co-writer and director Larysa Kondracki and co-writer Eilis Kirwan.

The film opens in Chicago on Aug. 12, 2011. To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “The Whistleblower” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for “The Whistleblower” with Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave.

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The Whistleblower Movie Review

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The Whistleblower Movie Review
Title: The Whistleblower Directed By: Larysa Kondracki Written By: Eilis Kirwan, Larysa Kondracki Cast: Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas , Anna Anissimova Raya, Roxana Condurache, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 7/21/11 Opens: August 5, 2011 It takes a special kind of courage to be a whistleblower. You will probably be ostracized by your colleagues, you may be fired on a technicality, and you could even be killed. In a broad sense, Larysa Kondracki’s film, “The Whistleblower,” can be torn from today’s headlines. Sean Hoare, a journalist who blew the whistle on Rupert Murdock’s “News of the World” tabloid hackings, was found dead in his...
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The Whistleblower movie clip

Clip called Not Safe Here from The Whistleblower, starring Rachel Weisz and David Strathairn. Larysa Kondtracki directs as well as writing the script alongside Ellis Kirwan. Also starring are Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Roxana Condurache, with Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Hewlett, Liam Cunningham, Luke Treadaway, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The drama is rated R and opens August 5th via Samuel Goldwyn Films. Inspired by actual events, Kathy (Academy Award® winner 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 multinational diplomatic doubletalk.
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The Whistleblower movie clip

Clip called Not Safe Here from The Whistleblower, starring Rachel Weisz and David Strathairn. Larysa Kondtracki directs as well as writing the script alongside Ellis Kirwan. Also starring are Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Roxana Condurache, with Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Hewlett, Liam Cunningham, Luke Treadaway, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The drama is rated R and opens August 5th via Samuel Goldwyn Films. Inspired by actual events, Kathy (Academy Award® winner 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 multinational diplomatic doubletalk.
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