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Eden (I) (2012)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  19 July 2013 (UK)
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A young Korean-American girl, abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers, joins forces with her captors in a desperate plea to survive.

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A young Korean-American girl, abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers, joins forces with her captors in a desperate plea to survive.

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Innocence isn't lost, it's stolen.

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Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content involving human trafficking, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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There is a scene in the movie in which each of the girls are wearing numbers, so that the "customer" can select who he wants more easily. Eden is wearing the number 7. In South Korean culture, the number 7 is considered a lucky number. See more »

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Great Movie - Must See
7 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie on Netflix and I absolutely loved it. Unlike some who have posted reviews here, I thought it was a realistic portrayal of a real-life human trafficking story. The thing to remember watching this is that IT's A MOVIE ... Every single detailed cannot be included. For instance, the opening scenes where Eden gives her mother some pullback over curfew time, sneaks outside to smoke, engages in underage drinking, and leaves with/kisses a guy she just met seemed to be a summary or microcosm of her rebelliousness and permiscuousness. No where did the director/writer imply that Eden was perfectly innocent as some have suggested.

I thought the writer did a good job compressing likely a ton of pertinent experiences into a movie. The underground sex-slave culture was successfully portrayed as well. I, myself, saw no need for additional sex scenes to sell help sell concept, it's rather obvious. This movie has a good balance.

of drama and gore. The Sheriff pimp was so despicable it was easy to despise him, while his helper "Vaughn" (along with others) thought of the whole operation merely as work, showing no guilt or remorse for their actions. I also liked that the global aspect of trafficking was addressed as the trafficking group's operation extended to Dubai.

I would have liked to have seen the outcome of the other trafficking workers, who didn't die (e.g. Nurse lady). We're left to assume they made it to Dubai. And yes, there were slight overlooks (albeit present in every movie), such as characters who died rather quickly after being injected with unidentified drugs. But overall, a really good movie that I plan to buy.

As a hobbyist music composer I have to say that I really enjoyed the music score, not overdone, but just enough to set the atmosphere of each scene. I love how the ambient guitars and keyboards provided a lush backdrop for the sex and drug theme.


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