The Whistleblower (2010)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller  |   Release Date - Aug 5, 2011 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - Canada, Germany  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Inspired by real events, writer/director Larysa Kondracki's intense docudrama tells the tale of an American policewoman who uncovers evidence of human trafficking while assisting a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Bosnia. Nebraska cop Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is caught in the middle of a vicious custody battle with her ex-husband when she seizes the opportunity to make a quick 100,000 dollars tax-free by spending six months in Bosnia as a U.N. peacekeeper. Shortly after Kathy arrives in Bosnia, Human Rights Commission head Madeleine Rees (Vanessa Redgrave) promotes her to the U.N.'s Gender Office, where she begins studying sexual-assault cases. But when Kathy discovers that her fellow peacekeepers are involved in a human-trafficking ring, the ensuing controversy makes her the target of some very powerful -- and incredibly ruthless -- people.

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human-rights, peacekeeping, police-investigation, police-officer, sex-trafficking, sexual-assault, United-Nations