By the time Larysa Kondracki’s The Whistleblower hits theaters this August it will almost mark one year since I saw the film at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but the timing makes sense as it includes an Oscar-level performance from Rachel Weisz, which I mentioned in my review, even though I wasn’t exactly enamored with the film. Here’s a snippet:
Of course, people challenged my review as they saw it at subsequent film festivals telling me how great the film is and then, like me, praising Weisz’s performance. Thing is, yes, Weisz gives an Oscar nomination worthy performance, but the film itself didn’t really do it for me.
The story, as is mentioned in the blurb from my review, is inspired by the true story of Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), a female Nebraska police officer turned Bosnian peacekeeper, who uncovers a disturbing sex-trafficking underworld and its shocking connection to the UN.
You can check out the trailer directly below and look for this one on August 5. It’s not a bad film by any means and it contains one of the best female performances you’re likely to see this year.