Tuesday, 28 April 2015

MPOV: Skin Trade

A Vietnamese girl leaves her village for Bangkok. After arriving, she is kidnapped, drugged, raped, and sold into the skin trade.

In Newark, New Jersey, detective Nick Cassidy captures a criminal named Dex. Cassidy learns Serbian mobster Viktor Dragovic is in town. Meanwhile, in Asia, undercover detective Tony Vitayakul has his cover blown while attempting to buy a Vietnamese girl from a group of human traffickers. Tony kills the men in a shootout and frees the girl.

During a briefing, Captain Costello explains that Dragovic runs a large-scale human trafficking operation. Dragovic's sons Goran and Ivan run their father's operations in the Middle-East and South-East Asia, respectively. As one of Dragovic's ships approaches America, Cassidy and the department prepare to intercept it.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

Watched this movie as hubs is a big fan of Tony Jaa. Anyhow, in the end, it's worthwhile even though it's a low cost movie production. Some of the actions were unrealistic and laughable at times with the storyline a little vague but the overall moral of the story is meaningful. Human trafficking, especially women and children, has been an international headache for centuries which seemed unstoppable and watching it in this movie definitely made me more cautious. The lying, drugging, caging, raping, prostituting.. so so so heart-wrenching to see these girls suffer... need to look out and be more vigilant for my daughter. I applaud Dolph for starting this script, the world needs to be more aware of this serious matter.

Rating: 2.5/5
Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham
Casts: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman
Genre: A 2015 Thai-Canada action-thriller film

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