Terrifying! This is a story that must be told. Something like this could be expected to happen 5.000 years ago, in some dark space of some dark corner of a conquering empire. But we have slavery today. People are bought and sold. Some are sold for the sex trade. And some are kept in gruesome conditions and tortured. And, in some cases, authorities are complicit. People cannot be considered war hazards, slaves!!!
This brutal story poses a rather uncomfortable question: how safe are we in the hands of our guardians? Disturbing images, wonderful performances from Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave, but the most unsettling element is the fact that, although dramatised, the movie is based on real facts. Thus, after watching, there is only one more conclusion left to be drawn: life is as predictable as fiction.
Heavy viewing, extremely well done, featuring top shelf performances. I'm surprised that films like this do not draw more attention. This film shows the devastating impact that war can have yet is not often discussed because it's too inconvenient for the politicians. Legalising prostitution is not the answer as one must imagine many of these girls are underage. How about we stop invading foreign countries instead?
Legalize prostitution, let the Gov. oversee that, they care about money enough, certainly over human rights. UN is as good as the League of Nations, complete shit. "Democra" haha. "UN remembered for raping the very people they must protect" Because prostitution is illegal and money and power isn't democratic. "2.5 Million people trafficked around the world" right now
There is no point in discussing any sort of artistic value in "the Whistleblower" since the subject matter is of that great importance to each and everyone of us. The fact that the outcome of the movie was not a surprise to me at all made it even more unsettling and real.
Think Hostel, sans torture porn - and, for that reason, much more unsettling and powerful. Think Abu Ghraib: The Bosnia Edition. Major conspiracy led by the so-called Good Guys, aka the United Nation. A "real" horror experience where "real" corresponds to the Lacanian "real", that is, What resists symbolization.
great acting, fantastic and moving film, just saddened me beyond belief to see how cruel and brutal the human being is capable of being, in this case the united nations and human slave sex traficking. it really rocked me to my core and i was prepared having heard about the story on the underground media. i guess i hoped it would all work out. reality was, it didnt at all.