A history of prostitution between east European countries.
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Axel Daeseleire ...
 Jan Verplancke (20 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Danny Bols (20 episodes, 2005-2008)
Indre Jaraite ...
 Inesa (19 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Raymond Van Mechelen / ... (16 episodes, 2005-2008)
Veerle De Jonghe ...
 Esther Van De Walle / ... (15 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Vincent Dockx (14 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Laura Keyser / ... (14 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Kalinka (12 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 John Dockx (13 episodes, 2005-2008)
Peter Thyssen ...
 Rudi Sierens (11 episodes, 2005-2008)
Zemyna Asmontaite ...
 Daria (10 episodes, 2005)
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 Clem De Donder (10 episodes, 2005-2008)
Chalita Chaisaeng ...
 Pat (10 episodes, 2006-2008)
Viktorya Kosova ...
 Nastya (10 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Bob Sels (10 episodes, 2006-2008)
Lyubov Tolkalina ...
 Olga (9 episodes, 2005-2008)
Tharinee Songkiatthana ...
 Thip (9 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Tony Grooven (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
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Each year hundreds of women are taken from their homes and forced into a life of prostitution and sexual slavery. This is the story of ten of them. A Belgian criminal gang head east to Lithuania to recruit young women desperate to leave their impoverished lives. Promising a glamorous life as members of a stage dance troupe, the girls are eager to sign up. From the training in Cyprus, to the strip clubs and illegal brothers in Belgium, the girls from the start are forced into a life of rape, abuse, murder and misery. The police are slow and corrupt, and the gangsters are always one step ahead of the law. Written by GORAS

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Just dancing, they said.

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5 January 2005 (Belgium)  »

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Matroesjka's 2  »

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BEF 150,000,000 (estimated)
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The Belgian makers couldn't understand the language the girls were speaking, so they had to hire some translators to verify if the girls were following the script. See more »

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Great Series!
10 January 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This series takes you deep into the Belgium Underworld. Murder, assault, extortion, but above all: women trade for the sex industry. The series starts in Russia and the east of Europe where women are recruited with false promises and stories by a group of Belgium criminals. This group exploits a sex club back in Belgium and they intend to let the recruited girls strip and work as prostitutes or else sell them to business associates. The club has always been top of the bill until the new group of girls starts to rebel against their 'owners'.

THe series has a lot of violence, strong language, and nudity and is therefore very realistic. The use of different languages and dialects only adds to this.. But unless you speak Russian, English (with strong Belgium and/or Russian accents), and "Flemish Dutch", subtitles are a 'must'.

All in all a great series, if you enjoy series like the Soprano's and Oz.


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