Scott Marks 9 a.m., Dec. 18
Rachel Weisz is again the credible center of a movie not likely to find a wide audience (a plex-packer this isn’t). In Larysa Kondracki’s urgent film, Weisz plays a U.N. peace force recruit who brings direct, Nebraskan integrity to a rotten situation in Bosnia. Many of her new comrades sell and use terrified girls as sex slaves. Some males are so vile that castration seems in order, but Weisz is never a crusading poser. She’s a woman trying to do a difficult job against cruel odds (alas, based on reality). We may feel despair, yet her effort is rousing. With Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn, and many Balkan creeps. 2011.
- Rated NR | 1 hour, 52 minutes
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