'The Whistleblower' Director Larysa Kondracki Preps Follow-Up 'Dissent' (Exclusive)


TORONTO - The Whistleblower director Larysa Kondracki is at work on her second movie, Dissent, an indie political drama about international terrorism set for an early 2015 shoot.

The film is a follow-up to her feature directorial debut, The Whistleblower, a political thriller that starred Rachel Weisz as a UN worker to helping uncover a sex-trafficking ring in post-war Bosnia.

Dissent gets Kondracki, who has kept busy directing episodic TV on series like Rogue and Copper, back into familiar political drama territory. The film follows a father to Germany where he investigates what happened to his activist son, who was killed in a riot.

As with The Whistleblower, Dissent is co-written by Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan.

There's no word on casting for the thriller, which like The Whistleblower is expected to be structured as a Canada-Germany co-production.

Dissent is produced by First Generation Films, which has just wrapped back-to-back movie projects: Alejandro Amenábar's Regression, which TWC-Dimension will release in the U.S. and which stars Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson, and Anton Corbijn’s Life, co-starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan.

Life was shot on location in Toronto and Los Angeles, while Regression was shot in and around Toronto.

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