Traffickers Beware! Mar 26, 2010
TITLE: Human Trafficking
GENRE: Detective Thriller
CAST: Mira Sorvino, Donald Sutherland, Robert Carlyle, Laurence Leboeuf, Remy Girard, Isabelle Blais and Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse
PLOT: A Russian Immigrant turned NYC cop is inspired to have an impact on the international trading of women. She identifies a man who is making $500,000 per day in his brothels alone. It is discovered his network is world wide. After exhausting most tactics of investigation possible, that of going undercover is finally sucessful at stopping this segment of the industry.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT: 9 of 10; This is a well done mockumentary. Though based on actual facts and events, this particular story is constructed to spotlight all the evils entailed in the 'white slave trade'. The action takes place in locations around the world. The acting ellicited from the actors must bring kudos to the director for their performances (Christian Duguay). The only drawback to the presentation is that much of it is done in almost black and white with a lot of sepia tones, which in a way lends to the 'documentary' impression
DVD BONUS: A second disc is included with this offering and it contains behind the scenes interviews with 5 of the actors. And, commentary in French is an option.
ADDED NOTES: From both the movie and the interviews, it is cited that human trafficking is the third ranking money scheme behind #1drugs and #2 weaponry. Most of the western world outlawed slavery over a century ago and yet it is allowed to continue in (mostly) Asian countries. The overflow and connected brutalities effect even the countries where it is prohibited. WHY? It must be stopped and this movie is one step to seeing that that happens.