Trade is a thrilling story of courage and a devastating expose of one of the world’s most heinous crimes: Human trafficking.
When Adriana, a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City is kidnapped by sex traffickers, her 17 year old brother, Jorge sets out on a desperate mission to save her.
Trapped by an underground network of international thugs who earn millions exploiting their human cargo, Adriana’s only friend is Veronica, a young Polish woman captured by the same criminal gang. As Jorge dodges overwhelming obstacles to track the girl’s abductors, he meets Ray (Kevin Kline), a Texas cop whose own family loss leads him to become an ally.
2008 – German Film Awards
Won: Film Award in Gold – Best Sound (Dirk Jacob, Dominik Schleier, Martin Steyer, Pawel Wdowczak)
Nominated: Film Award in Gold – Best Cinematography (Daniel Gottschalk)
Nominated: Best Editing (Hansjörg Weißbrich)
2008 – Golden Trailer Awards
Won: Golden Trailer – Best International Poster
2007 – Boston Film Festival
Won: Festival Prize – Best Actress (Alicja Bachleda)
2007 – Hessian Film Award
Won: Special Award – Cinema for Peace Award (Roland Emmerich, Marco Kreuzpaintner)
2007 – Munich Film Festival
Won: Bernhard Wicki Film Award – Best Film (Marco Kreuzpaintner)