The Jury Presents... Trade
Film - Specials & Events Filmfest 2015

The Jury Presents... Trade

Directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner


Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner
Section: Specials & Events
Country: Germany, USA
Year: 2007
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Kevin Kline, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Paulina Gaitan, Kathleen Gati, Pavel Lychnikoff


The Jury Presents... Trade

The Jury presents: TRADE - A film by Marco Kreuzpaintner

Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. As he dodges immigration officers and incredible obstacles to track the abductors, he meets Ray, a Texas cop whose own family loss to sex trafficking leads him to become an ally in the boy’s quest. From the barrios of Mexico City and the treacherous Rio Grande border, to a secret internet sex slave auction and the final climactic confrontation at a stash house in suburban New Jersey, Ray and Jorge forge a close bond as they give desperate chase to Adriana’s kidnappers before she is sold and disappears forever into this brutal global underworld, a place from which few victims ever return.

Director Marco Kreuzpaintner will be attending the screening.

Meet the director

Marco Kreuzpaintner


Screenplay: Jose Rivera
Director of Photography: Daniel Gottschalk
Film Editor: Hansjörg Weißbrich
Composer: Leonardo, Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman
Production Designer: Bernt Amadeus Capra
Costume Design: Carol Oditz
Sound: Pawl Wdowczak, Martin Steyer, Dirk Jacob
Producer: Roland Emmerich
Co-Producer: Rosilyn Heller