Trade is a 2007 American-German drama film directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner and starring Kevin Kline. It was produced by Roland Emmerich and Rosilyn Heller. The film premiered January 23, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and opened in limited release on September 28, 2007. It is based on Peter Landesman's article "The Girls Next Door" about sex slaves, which was featured as the cover story in the January 24, 2004 issue of The New York Times Magazine.
In a poor family in Mexico City, Adriana (Paulina Gaitán) celebrates her 13th birthday, and is happy about the bicycle her 17-year-old brother Jorge (Cesar Ramos) gives her. Their mother suspects Jorge has got the money for the present in a dishonest way, and forbids Adriana to ride it. Indeed, Jorge lures a tourist into a quiet street pretending to bring him to a prostitute, and with two friends rob the man by threatening him with guns. After the tourist complies, the three carry out a mock execution, revealing that the guns are only water guns.
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|keywords||alicja bachleda bank account border patrol capture ciudad juárez criminal organization drug elderly man female boss force gang leader gang member guilty conscience happen insurance fraud internet auction juárez jump kate del castillo kidnap kill latin america license plate little boy los angeles lose mexico city mock execution oral sex pasha d. lychnikoff phone call poland police station rid russia sex slave thai thai people tire iron water gun young woman|
|musicBy||Jacabo Lieberman Leonardo Heiblum|
|publisher||Lionsgate Roadside Attractions|
|recordedAt||New Jersey New Mexico|
|theme||dance human trafficking road movie|