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The Whistleblower

OT: The Whistleblower

Larysa Kondracki // Canada, Germany, 2010
Fiction Feature // FF2011
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Kathy Bolkovac is a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job working for the United Nations as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she unveils a different reality: corruption and cover-up amidst a world of UN contingents, private contractors, and diplomatic doubletalk. Interwoven with Kathy’s story, is the story of two Ukrainian girls who are duped by a relative into traveling West in search of work, but are kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery in Bosnia.


Larysa Kondracki, (*1976) was born in Toronto, lives in Los Angeles and has written scripts for numerous TV and film productions. The Whistleblower, a film based on facts, is her feature directing debut.



The Whistleblower

Fiction Feature


Agenda 11//FF2011

Canada, Germany


112 min


Larysa Kondracki

Eilis Kirwan, Larysa Kondracki

Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Christina Piovesan, Benito Mueller, Wolfgang Mueller, Celine Rattray, Amy Kaufmann

Kieran McGuigan

Julian Clarke

Mychael Danna

Caroline Foellmer

Universum Film / Square One GmbH

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