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Eden (2012)

R | | 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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Crime | Drama

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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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Abduction of Eden  »

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'Jamie Chung' and Matt O'Leary both starred in Sorority Row (2009). See more »

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The level of ice piled on Eden in the tub changes, depending on the angle. See more »

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References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

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Maker's Lament
Performed by An American Starlet
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Exceptional: One of the Very Best Recent Films
23 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As you've probably surmised, EDEN is not entirely "fun" to watch, but it's no more disturbing than it has to be. It's also rewarding in its revelation of an often-ignored problem in this country via a well-detailed and riveting story-line. Director Megan Griffiths did an outstanding job of treading a very thin line, making the film as tasteful as possible considering the subject matter--i.e., no gratuitous nudity--without sugar-coating the story. The level of empathy the audience attains with these poor girls is most acute. EDEN is quite convincing despite several stretches and unlikelihoods. While the plot of this film may appear predictable at first glance, there are some truly unexpected developments here.

Though a bit larger-than-life in places, Jamie Chung is just hypnotic as victim-heroine "Eden." The script is similarly believable and carries a lot of weight in developing Eden and the other characters. The mistrustful alliance she builds with one of her abductors (well-played by Matt O'Leary) is as immediate as everything else in this film and is one of its realest aspects. The supporting cast who play characters we never get to know that well, particularly Tantoo Cardinal as "The Nurse," also contribute a great deal to EDEN's success.

The "Behind the Scenes" Special Feature should not be missed after watching the film itself.


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