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Based on the experiences of United Nations peacekeeper Kathryn Bolkovac (played by Rachel Weisz), The Whistleblower recounts her experiences in Bosnia. Originally sent to investigate human trafficking allegations, the former police officer becomes alarmed when she discovers many of the perpetrators of the sex crimes are her co-workers.
Why Is The Whistleblower Rated R?
The Whistleblower is rated R for disturbing violent content including a brutal sexual assault, graphic nudity and language
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Whistleblower...
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Frequent upsetting or disturbing scenes.
- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.
- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details and blood.
- References to and portrayals of human trafficking.
- Brief nudity shown in the context of forced prostitution.
B- Depictions of beating, shooting and torture.
- Gory and grotesque images, including the portrayal of corpses.
- Frequent portrayals of fear and emotional suffering.
- Brief portrayals of sexual violence.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Nudity in a brief sexual situation.
- Portrayals of breast, buttock, and female frontal nudity in a context of human trafficking.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Alcohol and tobacco use.
Extra info about this movie
The real Kathryn Bolkovac runs a webpage.
She has also written a book about her experiences, which inspired this movie’s script.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Whistleblower.
Another woman claims she lost her job because she criticized higher powers in Fair Game, based on the memoirs of Valerie Plame Wilson. A corporate whistleblower proves to be as big of a problem as the men he is giving evidence against in The Informant!, based on the real life story of Mark Whitacre. And the pages of history show that no matter what evidence is presented in court, it is unlikely justice will prevail for Mary Surratt who is accused of being a Conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of The Whistleblower...
The Whistleblower releases to home video on January 24, 2012.