Trade (I) (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  18 October 2007 (Germany)
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Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cesar Ramos ...
Patty Sheridan
Alex Green
Hank Jefferson
Vadim Youchenko
Natalia Traven ...
Don Victor
Leland Pascual ...
Thai Boy


Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified by an underground network of international thugs who earn millions exploiting their human cargo, Adriana's only friend and protector throughout her ordeal is Veronica, a young Polish woman tricked into the trade by the same criminal gang. As Jorge dodges immigration officers and incredible obstacles to track the girls' abductors, he meets Ray, a Texas cop whose own family loss to sex trafficking leads him to become an ally in the boy's quest. Fighting with courage and hard-tested faith, the characters of Trade negotiate their way through the unspeakable terrain of the sex trade "tunnels" between Mexico and the United States. From the barrios of Mexico City and the treacherous Rio Grande border, to a secret Internet sex slave auction and the final climactic confrontation at a stash house in suburban ... Written by Production

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing sexual material involving minors, violence including a rape, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 October 2007 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Girls Next Door  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$118,086 (USA) (28 September 2007)


£692,323 (UK) (28 December 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Based on Peter Landesman's 25 January 2004 New York Times Magazine cover story about sex slaves. See more »


When Kevin Kline's character brings young Adriana into the bedroom of the house, Manuelo can be heard locking, what seems to be, numerous deadbolts outside of the room. When the door is opened to see if they are done, you don't see any locks on the door. See more »


[first lines]
Jorge: Happy birthday, Princess!
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Referenced in Roland Emmerich - Mein Leben (2009) See more »


Agnus Dei
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
[Played throughout the scene in which Veronica throws herself off the cliff.]
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This is an excellent movie
9 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie and just stumbled on to it by accident. The story was very powerful and meaningful. The acting was absolutely awesome, especially by the two major stars playing the parts of brother and sister, more of the younger girl, but that is not to take anything away from the part of her brother Jorge. He was outstanding. Also, the part of Veronica was superb. She made her scenes gripping. Especially one, and you'll know which one I mean just by watching the movie. Your jaw will drop just like mine did and it will stay with you even after the movie. This is a must see. It is in subtitle and English, so it it easy to follow. Oh yeah, Kevin Kline was an excellent surprise.

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