Trade of Innocents

Synopsis: 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."
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Production: Monterey Media
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

My client is a very important businessman.

He knows what he wants.

Do you speak English?


For I have said, young girls.

These are young girls.

The older they get...

the more they are used.

Perhaps it is time that my business

anywhere else will do.


It's okay.

We will soon have fresh young girls...

from the mainland.

Quite good, okay?

Do you want another one?

Another drink.

If you lie to me...

I'll kill you both.

So you want a little girl?

A virgin. 4000.

She has not sewn up again anyway?

No, it's fresh and new.

Because I am a doctor and I can see it.

- 3000.

- 2000.

And I tell my friends that you girls

as virgin markets that are not.

Take him outside.

Not you, cabbie.

Only the white man.

What do you want?

A tip right?

F*** off.

For this month.




Rock, paper, scissors.

Will be isolated and hard to reach

without being noticed.

A perfect place

for little girls to hide.

Here is the one that matters.

He calls himself the Duke. American

clothing, drives an American car.

That guy is fixated on Americans.

You wonder why it is so difficult

to catch.

Captain Than Lee is the right person

this right?

Stable? He is part

of anything we have done so far.

What we need is hard evidence

what a lawsuit by state.

I want these pedophiles condemned.

In the eight years that I am here,

we have 100 girls rescued.

The problem is hardly diminished.

The supply of children is inexhaustible

because he always get away.

Angkor Wat Temple attracts tourists and

Tourists spend money.

We need the power of

their weapons behind it.

Who is this harness.

Are the ex military? Maybe police?

Duke has a network.

Ours must be larger.

Okay, that's it for today.

We will move on tomorrow.

I see you think like an idiot?

Because if I say...

young virgins, I mean that.

Two, to be exact.

For one-month, real virgins.

Five or six years old and insured

of their virginity.

I accept that, but the seven-year-olds

are still preferred.

They monitor the trade in underage girls.

Is not that your specialty?

You ask me for dangerous things.

I'm asking you because you deliver.

Because you have supplied.

What you are asking is very expensive.

A real virgin once.

Two virgins, one-month?

Duke, you know I'm a man

of my word.


And you know that I am willing

to do business, right?

The deal is for two.

Freshly picked...

flowers. For a month.

So we can do business?

Good morning.

New feature but same old hours?

I know I promised

former home.

A new team.

We owe it to the setting.

I know.

I'm just happy to be next to you

wake up.

It is much better than all those weeks

apart and no form of communication.

You know the army.


- This is different, I promise.

- We'll see.

I wanted to come along with

the program in the village.

I thought you were a volunteer

in the shelter and not in the village.

I am an invitation.

And how did you do that?

New country, new culture.

- That is good.

- Is that so?

We need after four weeks, as

much unpacking boxes.

If you have not missed it

You also do not really need.

I believe so, yes.

You have not yet hung paintings.

Alex, every time I go to the girls

in the shelter, I see Abigail.

We never talk about her.

We even say her name

in here.

I would not lose her. I miss her.

I forget her scent.

I remember the feel of her hands

around my neck.

I have no more time

for her to cry.

And that scares me.

Girls, Claire has brought some goodies.

Most of our girls

come from villages.

Just like this, very poor.

With this work, they learn how they

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