David gets a cry for help from his ex-girlfriend Maddy, who's been arrested for brothel-keeping after a police and Immigration raid on the massage parlor where she works. Maddy maintains she is just the receptionist but the only person who can verify this, one of the Thai prostitutes, is refusing to talk. It is assumed this woman is an illegal immigrant like the others, but she is petrified of something or someone and will not break her silence. Instead, she passes Maddy a note with instructions of where she needs it to be delivered. David intercepts Maddy on her errand and insists on going with her to deliver the note. They leave it in a letterbox and as they watch, hidden, it is collected by a woman with a number of children in tow. One child is part Asian. David is nearly bowled over by a man in a Ute - the same man who's been aggressively interrogating the new receptionist at the massage parlor about the whereabouts of a woman called Maria. David pays a visit to Frank, the sleazy ...
27 September 2001 (New Zealand)
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