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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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Veronica
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Manuelo
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Patty Sheridan
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Alex Green
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Laura
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Hank Jefferson
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Vadim Youchenko
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Lupe
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Alejandro
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Moncho
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Don Victor
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Thai Boy
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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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Each year, more than 1,000,000 people are trafficked across international borders...against their will. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$214,202 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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Roland Emmerich was set to direct this film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[first lines]
Jorge: Happy birthday, Princess!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 29 September 2007 (2007) See more »

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Performed by Rufus Wainwright
[Played throughout the scene in which Veronica throws herself off the cliff.]
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You can't TRADE the truth
29 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Trade" is an incredible film on many levels. The acting is superb by both the kids, Jorge (Cesar Ramos) and Adriana (Paulina Gaitan), as well as Kevin Kline. The cinematography was incredibly well thought out, and added to the depth of the message of the film. The film is successful in showing the raw dichotomy of the problems of suburbia-America and the horrifying crime that claims the second highest yield of money out of illegal activities just behind drugs.

Yes, this film is disturbing. It unyieldingly shows the gruesome truth of this business. Yes, it draws tears, as many flowed down my own face during these few hours of watching. But I must say that the truth and the tears stirred up within me a desire for change. A desire for justice. Is that not what true film is meant to be about? To bring forth revelation of self discovery, desires, dreams. To cause the viewer to step away from the film a changed person. This is exactly what "Trade" did for me.

I read multiple reviews about the movie "Trade" last night after viewing the film for myself. I discovered comments like, "hard to find it entertaining" and "playing up the terrorizing of the women detracted from the film."

Trade is not a film to entertain. The emotion evoked from this film was designed to have a purpose. The purpose was the change the viewer's perspective out of our cookie cutter American world view, into the grisly truth of sex trafficking that occurs around the world, as well as on our doorstep.

The viewer is invited by this disturbing film to not to be satisfied with ignorance, but to light the fire within them to want to make a difference.


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