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Trade of Innocents (2012)
Opened: 10/05/2012 Limited
|Quad Cinema/NYC||10/05/2012 - 10/11/2012||7 days|
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Rated: PG-13 for for disturbing thematic material involving sex trafficking of children, and some violence.
Justice Needs a Hero
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."
TRADE OF INNOCENTS: The title speaks of the incident every character in our story finds themselves in. It is the 'event' that propels everyone with a truth that, once you know it, you can never go back. Human trafficking, international investigations and the sex trade colliding between cultures and our married protagonists (Dermot Mulroney/Mira Sorvino) struggling with their own guilt of a devastating tragedy in their past.
South East Asia: crowds of people, cinder block walls of the brothels, locked doors, locked hearts hiding true intentions under the surface. Surveillance cameras, police raids, motorcycle chases, taking down the 'bad--guys' all in the milieu of tender delicate wounded souls, each looking for a way to escape.
At this crossroads we find a melding of fantasy with fact, working together to reveal the deeper shocking truth. Immersing the audience with our characters in these situations drives the audience to understand this is more than just a good story well told. Once they realize the stark truth under the surface of this Hollywood thriller: they are more than entertained; they are compelled to become engaged and make a difference.
-- Christopher Bessette, Writer/Director