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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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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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Innocents lost...sometimes forever. See more »


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)


$214,202 (USA) (19 October 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Milla Jovovich was going to play Veronica, but backed out of the role. 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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 29 September 2007 (2007) See more »


Agnus Dei
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
[Played throughout the scene in which Veronica throws herself off the cliff.]
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User Reviews

Amazing film - MustSee!!!!
14 October 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This was the first time I had ever tears in my eyes in a cinema! This film absolutely blew me away.

Acting, Character development, dialogue and especially the camera-work was just extremely well done. This was a really gripping and very emotional movie, and in my opinion this was the best movie-ending ever, at least the best one I have ever seen.

You should not only watch it because of its important message, but also because its just a brilliant film!

So, the bottom line is, I've never been so moved by a movie and I can only recommend this film to everyone! Go see it!!!

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