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Trade of Innocents (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 28 September 2012 (USA)
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A couple grieving the loss of their own daughter set out to rescue young girls sold into the sex slave trade.

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Christopher M. Bessette (as Christopher Bessette)

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Christopher M. Bessette (as Christopher Bessette)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Mulroney ... Alex Becker
Mira Sorvino ... Claire Becker
John Billingsley ... Malcolm Eddrey
Trieu Tran ... Duke
Thawanrat Tantituvanont Thawanrat Tantituvanont ... Amy
Fah Nilratsirikul Fah Nilratsirikul ... Tuyen
Oak Keerati Oak Keerati ... Thanh Le (as Oak Keerati Sivakuae)
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Police Chief Pakkadey
Deedee Kumphasee Deedee Kumphasee ... Chantra
Saichia Wongwirot Saichia Wongwirot ... Brothel Thug
Kecha Khamphakdee Kecha Khamphakdee ... Brothel Thug
Jonathan Isgar Jonathan Isgar ... Stan (as Jonathan James Isgar)
Teerawat Mulvilai Teerawat Mulvilai ... Kosal
Jan Yousagoon Jan Yousagoon ... Sophea
Xanny Disjad Xanny Disjad ... Be
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In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire (Mira Sorvino), Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls where lives of local neighborhood girl's freedoms and dignity are threatened. Parallel story lines intertwine and unfold twists against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life, hope and redemption in the "TRADE of INNOCENTS." Written by monterey media inc.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material involving sex trafficking of children, and some violence | See all certifications »
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USA | Thailand

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English

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$588, 7 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,059, 4 November 2012
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2.35 : 1
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Mira Sorvino also starred in the mini series Human Trafficking (2005) about the same subject but as a law enforcement officer. See more »

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Good but not great
28 December 2013 | by MolongirlSee all my reviews

So glad to see a film exposing the reality of child trafficking. Much more relaxing and comfortable(?) to go and watch the Desolation of Smaug but this is about the desolation of children and you need to see it. Thought Mira Sorvino did a great job as the mother trying to cope with the overwhelming horror of seeing children being destroyed by greed, both sexual and monetary, this was well portrayed. However I had a problem with the role that Dermot Mulroney played (not his acting - he's good) in that he came across as the arrogant American. I really wish the scriptwriter had gone for a different approach here as the movie has been given world-wide release and people are rather over the "I know better than you do, I'm American" type of persona. I would have gone and worked with someone else if I'd been the Aussie! I just wish that someone now would do a film about closing down the market from a different angle. This was about stopping the "product" being available but what about a film wiping out the revolting "purchasers"? No buyers, no market. Great acting by Trieu Tran, John Billingsley and the children.


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