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The Jammed (2007)

 |  Drama, Thriller  |  20 March 2007 (UK)
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A thriller about trafficking, governmental deportation and the sex slave trade in Melbourne.

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Inspired by court transcripts and actual events, THE JAMMED is a social thriller about trafficking and the sex slave trade in Melbourne. When a Chinese mother arrives in Melbourne to find her missing daughter, she enlists the help of Ashley Hudson. Ashley reluctantly agrees to help search, and is soon drawn into the dark underworld of this cultured city as she tries to rescue three girls from a trafficking syndicate. As the story unravels the sinister workings of illegal prostitution and governmental deportation is filled with twists and surprises. Written by producer

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A dark tale in a land of opportunity. This could be happening in your city.

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Writer/director McLachlan was inspired to write the film after being told by a friend about the human trafficking that goes on in Australia. See more »

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9 June 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Once again, here an Australian film that is let down utterly by its mediocre screenplay. Why isn't there more funding pumped into developing screenplays in this country? Several more drafts and this script may have turned out okay. As it is, the characters are one-dimensional and under-developed, as is the plot.

Unfortunately, I felt the casting was also pretty misguided in The Jammed. Accents were poor and, as a result, it was difficult to suspend disbelief enough to accept the actors as their characters. The actors did a fair job with the material they were given; it wasn't their fault that they were miscast.

Really, responsibility all boils down to the writer-director-producer. (Yet again, writer-director -- when are we going to see specialist screenwriters supported in Australia?) Four stars for effort, but it's a pity that more time wasn't spent tightening up the story before production got underway.


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