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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.... See full summary »




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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 ...  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 ...  Herself / ... 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
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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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Official Sites:

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UK | Canada


English | Albanian | Italian | Romanian

Release Date:

2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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| (2 parts) | (2 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Strong, and very reality based drama, with it's score of disturbing moments
4 December 2013 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

The other side of the 169 minute, two part film, Human Trafficking, you have this one, the more dubious of the two. You'll see why the story needs to be in two parts. From the baddies angle, the pimps, and pornographers, it pulls no punches, showing these merciless fu..ers who deceive attractive looking sorts, (guess what they were aspiring to be) then putting them to work in the unsuspecting hell of Russian sex slavery. Two such victims are two sisters who get split, one broken who starts working with the sex traffickers. From the first reel we see a score of victims being put on tape, introducing themselves, lying about their age, and being humiliated by this scum. As not seeing their faces, the intimidating tones of their voices are enough to tell us, the sort of lowlifes they really are. We even have a young guy, part of the syndicate, in his late teens, who lures the girls in with his good looks, and charm, you'd want to punch him, especially in the final scene, where a new lass is about to become traded property. One guy, who's sister was snatched and killed, wants revenge, he meets up with an unrelenting young journalist (Simms-Human Traffic, Life On Mars) to find these scum and close them down. This is a very dark drama, again painting the pimps as real bada..es, (some of the most merciless I've seen in these pics) who won't hesitant, to kill their trade if out of line, like in one shock scene, the youngest of the flock taken out, as supposedly feeling not very well. Of course a lot of similarities will pop up in this film, if having watched a lot of other human trafficking films, but too we also see the political side, with the government trying to shut down these operations, some of the figures, being of corrupt ilk themselves. We also see their family life too as we cut back and forth in three linked stories, of Simms, the bada..es, and the government, that works in nice even continuity. Well worth a look drama, with engaging performances, the talented Simms for one.

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