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Series cast summary:
Len Cariou ...  Magnus Herzoff 2 episodes, 2004
Maury Chaykin ...  Ernie Dwight 2 episodes, 2004
Luke Kirby ...  Callum Tate 2 episodes, 2004
Robert Joy ...  Major James Brooke 2 episodes, 2004
Rodica Negrea ...  Luiba Visinescu 2 episodes, 2004
Carlotta Natoli ...  Lola Carizonne 2 episodes, 2004
Barbara Eve Harris ...  Audrey Dupoint 2 episodes, 2004
Andre Prisecaru Andre Prisecaru ...  Alex (Lexi) 2 episodes, 2004
Zoltan Butuc Zoltan Butuc ...  Petre Danielski 2 episodes, 2004
Elina Löwensohn ...  Maria Danielski 2 episodes, 2004
Alexandra Fasola ...  Anya Petria 2 episodes, 2004
Ana Hegyi Ana Hegyi ...  Julia 2 episodes, 2004
Peter Sullivan ...  Rick 2 episodes, 2004
Matilda Ziegler ...  Lou 2 episodes, 2004
Dolly Wells ...  Sarah 2 episodes, 2004
Nawzad Shuani Nawzad Shuani ...  Araz Hinzir 2 episodes, 2004
Neil Bell ...  Guard with Araz 2 episodes, 2004
Alison Peebles Alison Peebles ...  Joan 2 episodes, 2004
Irina Bucescu Irina Bucescu ...  Monica 2 episodes, 2004
Razvan Vasilescu ...  Colonel Matteo Giusto 2 episodes, 2004
Emil Hostina ...  Severin 2 episodes, 2004
Catalin Babliuc Catalin Babliuc ...  Viko 2 episodes, 2004
Mircea Stoian Mircea Stoian ...  Alber 2 episodes, 2004
Ephraim Ellis ...  Billy Harlsburgh 2 episodes, 2004
Nikki Barnett Nikki Barnett ...  Leah Harlsburgh 2 episodes, 2004
Jacob Krichefski ...  Michael 2 episodes, 2004
Alin Panc Alin Panc ...  Boriz Anic 2 episodes, 2004
Tomi Cristin Tomi Cristin ...  Pascal 2 episodes, 2004
Claudiu Istodor Claudiu Istodor ...  Dr. Djudic 2 episodes, 2004
Viorica Voda Viorica Voda ...  Natasha 2 episodes, 2004
Florin Busuioc Florin Busuioc ...  Davor 2 episodes, 2004
Razvan Popa Razvan Popa ...  Businessman 2 episodes, 2004
Andi Vasluianu ...  Albanian Pimp 2 episodes, 2004
Rodica Lazar ...  Female IPC Officer 2 episodes, 2004
Bryan Jardine Bryan Jardine ...  Male IPC Officer 2 episodes, 2004
Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan ...  Callum's Father 2 episodes, 2004
Ann McElhinney Ann McElhinney ...  Journalist at IPC HQ 2 episodes, 2004
Dan Astileanu Dan Astileanu ...  Deputy Chief Rudi Lascar 2 episodes, 2004
Tom McCabe Tom McCabe ...  Conference Chair 2 episodes, 2004
John Sharian ...  Barry Edwards 2 episodes, 2004
Anca Loghin Anca Loghin ...  Nicole 2 episodes, 2004
Paterson Joseph ...  Martin 2 episodes, 2004
Arben Bajraktaraj ...  Thaki 2 episodes, 2004
Luminita Gheorghiu ...  Alex's Mother 2 episodes, 2004
Deirdre Doone Deirdre Doone ...  Elderly Lady 2 episodes, 2004
Helen Schlesinger Helen Schlesinger ...  Language School Secretary 2 episodes, 2004
Simon Nock Simon Nock ...  Vice Squad Officer 2 episodes, 2004
Jason Watkins ...  Inspector Lucas Reese 2 episodes, 2004
Tim Willcox Tim Willcox ...  BBC News Anchor 2 episodes, 2004
Wendy Crewson ...  Madeleine Harlsburgh 2 episodes, 2004
Filip Ciprian Florian Filip Ciprian Florian ...  Wicked albanian 2 episodes, 2004
Danira Govic ...  Croatian girl 2 episodes, 2004
Gary Levert Gary Levert ...  Cop #1 2 episodes, 2004
Anamaria Marinca ...  Elena Visinescu 2 episodes, 2004
Cara Pifko ...  Host / ... 2 episodes, 2004
Maria Popistasu ...  Vara Visinescu 2 episodes, 2004
Chris Potter ...  Tom Harlsburgh 2 episodes, 2004
John Simm ...  Daniel Appleton 2 episodes, 2004
Gregory A. Smith ...  Council Officer 2 episodes, 2004
Diana Vladu Diana Vladu ...  Dr. Djudic assistent 2 episodes, 2004


Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans. Because of the near epidemic problem of sex trafficking of young Balkan women, Kernwell has decided to support the charity, Worldwide Federation Against Forced Migration. Kernwell's head of charities is Madeleine Harlsburg, the wife of the company's CEO, Tom Harlsburg. Although it does not have a pristine reputation as a good social corporate citizen, Kernwell hits a bigger public relations problem when it is learned that one of those 3,000 peacekeepers was caught trying to buy the services of a teen-aged prostitute in Sarajevo. Although not named to the media, that person is Sergeant Callum Tate, who swears he was trying to save that woman. In reality, Tate has evidence of a larger conspiracy of sex trafficking. Regardless of the truth or falsehood of accusations, some within Kernwell will do ... Written by Huggo

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Where there's demand, there's always supply.


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Anamaria Marinca had never acted in front of cameras before her role as Elena Visinescu. See more »


Daniel Appleton: [to break the uncomfortable silence at dinner] I lost my job today.
Elena Visinescu: I lost my job today too.
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References Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

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Human traffic
22 October 2004 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

It's easy to understand why someone who is starving and homeless might risk everything in search of a better life abroad. But there are countries in which, although they are poorer than the affluent west, people can get by. So why do their citizens endure the most appalling hardship as economic migrants and illegal immigrants? Blame it on the grotesque disparities in exchange rates, which mean that a year's savings in Britain might be a lifetime's in Moldova; but blame it also on our most corrosive export, the myth that sustains our own societies, that man can control his own destiny, that we can, that we must, always seek to make something more of our lives. The irony is that the pursuit of this dream can take all of us only further away from what matters: a place in which, and people with whom, we can be at home.

The subject matter of migration has been excellently served in recent years, through the wonderful Channel Four documentary, 'The Last Peasants', and through Michael Winterbottom's sublime film, 'In This World'. 'Sex Traffic' completes a noble trilogy, with its harrowing but sadly convincing script, fine direction and stunning performances from its leads: British actor John Simm and, in two more demanding roles, a brilliant pair of young Romanian actresses, Anamaria Varince and Maria Popistasu. Serious but also dramatic, this is an outstanding mini-series. I have only two relatively minor quibbles: the journalistic, pseudo-documentary feel is slightly overdone, especially in episode one (the story doesn't need such heavy-handed treatment); and the strange way the film stigmatises an American multinational company. It's perfectly reasonable to believe that the power of such companies is one the main causes of the economic imbalances that fundamentally drive migration; but this company is merely guilty of covering up the fact that some of its employees have done bad things (but of course, it's easier to blame a bogeyman than it is to blame ourselves, and our own outrageous share of the global wealth). Don't let these matters put you off watching one of the most outstanding, emotional, and important, dramas of the year.

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