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Rachel Weisz And The Women Of THE WHISTLEBLOWER

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Academy Award® Winner Rachel Weisz Stars in the Heart-Pounding Suspense Thriller Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 24

 

The women of THE WHISTLEBLOWER are an array of empowering and inspirational females in Hollywood. Here, you will get to know the incredible women of THE WHISTLEBLOWER, including   Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave.

How far will one woman go to fight global injustice? Inspired by true events, THE WHISTLEBLOWER has been met with praise by critics and heralded at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (“Best Narrative Feature”), Seattle Film Festival (“Best Director”) and Whistler Film Festival (“Best Film,” “Best Narrative Feature”).

Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) and Vanessa Redgrave (Julia) head a powerful cast that includes Oscar® Nominee David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck) in writer-director Larysa Kondracki’s harrowing dramatic thriller. When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Weisz) accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia, she uncovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. After learning that fellow peacekeepers and military contractors are involved in the ghastly practice and its cover-up, Bolkovac risks her own life to save the lives of others and expose the corruption.

Rachel Weisz is an English actress who has worked in theater, television and film. Rachel has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe a Screen Actors Guild and a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for her outstanding performances in The Constant Gardener and A Streetcar Named Desire. Rachel is well known for appearing in the blockbluster hit The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns, as well as Enemy at the Gates,About a BoyConstantine, and The Fountainˆ

Monica Bellucci is an Italian model and actress. Following her highly successful modeling debut in the late 1970s (where she modeled for Dolce & Gabbana and Dior), Monica began acting in the early 1990s. Monica has gained worldwide recognition as an actress since staring in films such asThe Matrix ReloadedThe Passion of the ChristThe Brothers Grimm, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

English actress Vanessa Redgrave is something of a legend. The majority of Vanessa’s family is or has been involved in theater and film, and she is an extremely respected actress in both realms. Vanessa has won Oscar, Olivier, Emmy, Tony, Cannes, Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild awards for her extremely impressive body of work. Aside from being a celebrated actress, Vanessa is also known for her political activism, including serving as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Roxana Condurache was born in Iasi, Romania and is an up and coming actress. Following many school and amateur theater productions, In 2009, Roxana was discovered by The Whistleblower director, Larysa Kondracki, and cast as Raya in the film. Since portraying the important role of Raya in The Whistleblower, Roxana has starred in two short films (For Mona and Closed Thread), and the music video for The Sleepy Rebels’ “Unbelievable.”

Summary:

How far will one woman go to fight global injustice? Clandestine secrets are waiting to be exposed in the gripping dramatic thriller THE WHISTLEBLOWER, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 24 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Inspired by true events, THE WHISTLEBLOWER has been met with praise by critics and heralded at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (“Best Narrative Feature”), Seattle Film Festival (“Best Director”) and Whistler Film Festival (“Best Film,” “Best Narrative Feature”).

Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) and Vanessa Redgrave (Julia) head a powerful cast that includes Oscar® Nominee David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck) in writer-director Larysa Kondracki’s harrowing dramatic thriller.  When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Weisz) accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia, she uncovers a deadly sex trafficking ring.  After learning that fellow peacekeepers and military contractors are involved in the ghastly practice and its cover-up, Bolkovac risks her own life to save the lives of others and expose the corruption.  With masterful acting and a heart-racing plot, THE WHISTLEBLOWER is an acclaimed film inspired by actual events and includes stellar supporting performances from Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”), Monica Bellucci (The Matrix Reloaded) and David Hewlett (“Stargate: Atlantis”).

THE WHISTLEBLOWER Special Features

  • Cast & Crew Interviews

THE WHISTLEBLOWER Blu-ray (Catalogue #2278055)
Street Date: January 24, 2012
Prebook Date: December 28, 2011
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Subtitles: English, Spanish
U.S. Rating: R
Total Run Time: 112 minutes (additional 30 minutes of bonus material)
Closed Captioned: Yes

 THE WHISTLEBLOWER DVD(Catalogue #2278051)
Street Date: January 24, 2012
Prebook Date: December 28, 2011
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish
U.S. Rating: R
Total Run Time: 112 minutes (additional 30 minutes of bonus material)
Closed Captioned: Yes

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