30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Whistleblower Canada, Germany 2010 | 112 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Larysa Kondracki

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.

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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.

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Original title: The Whistleblower
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Larysa Kondracki
Screenplay: Eilis Kirwan, Larysa Kondracki
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci, David Strathairn, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Producer: Christina Piovesan, Benito Mueller, Wolfgang Mueller, Celine Rattray, Amy Kaufmann
Director of Photography: Kieran McGuigan
Music: Mychael Danna
Production Design: Caroline Foellmer
Editor: Julian Clarke
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Universum Film / Square One GmbH
World Sales: Voltage Pictures | 662 N. Crescent Heights Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA | Phone: + 1 323 606 7630 | Email:
Production: Sunrise Films; Barry Films


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