Rachel Weisz enjoys fighting injustice

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Rachel Weisz portrays the main character of this bio-drama, which is based on real events. American police officer Kathryn Bolkovac (Weisz) takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia where she hopes to rebuild the devastated communities. However her expectations are crushed when she discovers a dangerous reality of corruption and cover-up. Risking her job and her safety, Bolkovac exposes a child sex slave and human-trafficking scandal involving U.S. military contractors and the United Nations.
August 1st, 2011

Rachel Weisz enjoys playing female characters who spend a film "fighting injustice".

The 'Constant Gardener' actress - who married Daniel Craig in a surprise ceremony in June - revealed it is a "gift" to portray the role of a normal woman in a David vs. Goliath-type situation during a motion picture.

She said: "My favourite genre of movie - if you could call it a genre, because there's not so many of them out there - would be the ordinary woman doing the extraordinary thing, the David vs. Goliath-style fighting, one lone woman fighting injustice.

"And I love it, I love that kind of thriller, the ordinary person who, because of their character, it's their character that leads them. As an actor, that's a kind of gift."

The 41-year-old beauty currently stars as the lead character in 'The Whistleblower', which tells the story of police officer Kathryn Bolkovac, who is hired to work for a UN peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and risks her life trying to highlight a child sex-slave and human-trafficking scandal involving the US.

Talking about her role, Rachel explained to the Huffington Post: "It's her character that leads her to what she did, as she's unraveling this cobweb of lies and corporate corruption, the State Department covering for the corporation, covering for the private contractor, covering for the UN, she's unraveling this web because it's her job."