Start your 30-day free trial

£4.55 + £1.26 shipping
In stock. Sold by OUT OF PRINT

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£4.54
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Sold by: VECOSELL
Add to Basket
£7.59
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Sold by: Made in Italy
Add to Basket
£9.77
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Sold by: KALEIDO STORE
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

The Whistleblower


Price: £4.55
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by OUT OF PRINT.
5 new from £4.54

Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

The Whistleblower + Fair Game [DVD] + The Debt [DVD]
Price For All Three: £12.60

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn
  • Directors: Larysa Kondracki
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour
  • Language: Italian, English
  • Subtitles: Italian, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006006RU6

Reviews

kathryn bolkovac e' una poliziotta del nebraska che sceglie di entrare a far parte dei corpi di pace delle nazioni unite nella bosnia del dopo guerra, con lo scopo di insegnare alle forze dell'ordine locali come riportare la sicurezza nelle citta' colpite. si trovera' pero' a portare alla luce uno scandalo che la stessa onu cerca di far passare sotto silenzio.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By T on 17 Nov. 2011
Format: DVD
I watched this in a "well, there's nothing else on" moment - and thanks be there wasn't anything else on else I'd have missed out! This is a nice, taut thriller with a few twists in it's tail, as an American cop-turned-UN-peacekeeper arrives in the war-torn Balkans to help train up a remodelled local police force in the wake of the ethnically-driven conflict there. At first all seems straightforward until a distraught girl turns up and the heroin, Balkovic, unearths a human traffiking network. Corruption is rife and she soon learns that it runs far deeper than it should, and in directions it shouldn't. Risking life and limb in the face of organised criminals hell-bent on protecting their trade, Balkovic sets out to bring the racket down and save the girls, making some unpleasant discoveries about the character of her fellow countrymen on the way.

Allegedly based on real events, Weisz brings Balkovic to life adeptly and is ably supported by the likes of Vanessa Redgrave to turn out a nicely presented feature that I'll definitely watch again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tando on 8 April 2012
Format: DVD
It is high time the highly corrupt organisation known as the UN were held accountable in some way if only for the behaviour of their so-called peacekeepers who commonly rape trafficked women and even buy and sell them themselves. If you don't believe this movie is true,then do some research of your own and you will discover it is even more horrifying and widespread than this film is able to show in 2 hours.
I would say it is an important film, very concisely written and very well-acted, but you may come away from it feeling depressed and also frustrated to live in a world where rape is such a commonplace event that many men do not even recognise it as being rape, and those that do enjoy it. They call it recreation and it makes me as a man feel totally sick to be part of a species which treats women and children in such a way.
Also the frustration is not to know what we can do about it. If you watch this and want to do something then one thing people can do is to sponsor a child or teenager with SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES and they operate all over the world including Bosnia, and then you could play a part in helping keep one individual protected from such a life as is portrayed in this film, as least until they are an adult and have a chance to make their own choices.
While this film mostly portrays events concerning young women,the crimes described do also affect children in vast numbers and there are always people in positions of authority whether they be police or in government organisations, who are affiliated with paedophile rings and turn a blind eye or take payoffs to protect the perpetrators of such crimes.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Janet Mcarthur on 15 July 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Arrived quickly, well packaged. Excellent movie for anyone who likes to know what's going on in the world. Graphic and heartbreakingly sad at times. This is fairly accurately based on a true story and, if you didn't previously know the depths some (including those you might naively expect to be better than that) people plumb, you will at the end of this movie. Can't recall a single piece of bad acting. Rachel Weisz superb.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 May 2013
Format: DVD
Rachel Weisz stars as Kathryn Bolkovac, a Lincoln Nebraska police officer. This is not the savvy Rachel Weisz role we are used to seeing. The beginning of the film tries to dummy down her character. Needing money she accepts a job in Bosnia as an observer, quickly moving up to a position of authority. She uncovers a sex trade scandal which involves the local police as well as her fellow co-workers and several international agencies.

Attempting to do the right thing is a challenge especially when the victims fear to cooperate.

This is not an exploitation film as the topic might suggest. There are no horrific graphic scenes and the nudity is on Polaroid photos. The script did not build the suspense, drama and excitement as one might expect. The actors were not as convincing as they should have been. Worth a view, but not owning.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Aug. 2012
Format: DVD
Why do so many film-makers feel it necessary to include gratuitous violence in order to portray a point. We all know that corruption went on in Bosnia Herzogovina, including the trafficking of young girls who had been forced into prostitution. It wouldn't have been as bad if the film had been technically good but it was amateurish in the extreme, there were a few well acted parts interspersed mainly with what can only be called "amateur dramatics".

I feel sorry that good actresses like Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave felt able to act in this travesty !

Don't bother watching it unless you want to be sickened !!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SHORTEST MARY on 14 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was in Bosnia on a religious retreat at the time the action in this tale was taking place and I watched this film in utter horror.
Very hard to watch this brutal, no holds bard film, but it just shows how the most awful, unimaginably barbaric things go on in this world whilst most of us are oblivious.How close is the line between human and inhuman.
I didn't feel this was sensationalised but it made me sit up and think. Not for the squeamish in any sense.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback