Trade

Movie information

You'll pay for this. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for disturbing sexual material involving minors, violence including a rape, language and some drug content.
Released on:
September 28, 2007 (NY, LA)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
October 13, 2007
April 13, 2007
August 31, 2007
September 7, 2007
September 21, 2007

Production Companies:
Centropolis Entertainment, VIP 4 Medienfonds
Distributors:
Roadside Attractions

Status: Released

Cast:
Kevin Kline, Cesar Ramos, Alicja Bachleda, Paulina Gaitan, Kate Del Castillo, Pavel Lychnikoff, Linda Emond, Zack Ward, Tim Reid, Marco Perez

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner

Screenwriter: Jose Rivera
Script: Based on magazine article

Genre: Drama, Crime
About the film:
Adriana (Paulina Gaitan) is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge (Cesar Ramos), to save her. Trapped and terrified by an underground network of international thugs who earn millions exploiting their human cargo, Adriana's only friend and protector throughout her ordeal is Veronica (Alicja Bachleda), a young Polish woman tricked into the trade by the same criminal gang. As Jorge dodges immigration officers and incredible obstacles to track the girls’ abductors, he meets Ray (Kevin Kline), a Texas cop whose own family loss to sex trafficking leads him to become an ally in the boy’s quest.

Fighting with courage and hard-tested faith, the characters of Trade negotiate their way through the unspeakable terrain of the sex trade "tunnels" between Mexico and the United States. From the barrios of Mexico City and the treacherous Rio Grande border, to a secret internet sex slave auction and the final climactic confrontation at a stash house in suburban New Jersey, Ray and Jorge forge a close bond as they give desperate chase to Adriana's kidnappers before she is sold and disappears forever into this brutal global underworld, a place from which few victims ever return.
Rated R for disturbing sexual material involving minors, violence including a rape, language and some drug content.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $118,086 (90 theaters) | Domestic Total: $214,307
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