In Abduction of Eden, “Hyun Jae” is a teenager when she’s kidnapped and taken to Las Vegas, where she’s forced to work as a prostitute for two years. (It is based on the true story of Korean-American Chong Kim’s abduction and enslavement.) She was 18 years old, out one night with a close friend, when she meets someone new who convinces her to hang out and afterwards he’ll drive her home, but abducts her instead. She is put into prostitution, and goes through what you could only imagine. The film version is shocking but actually cleaned up quite a bit if you do a little research on the internet and discover the real story of happened to her. I liked the fact that there wasn’t much nudity or sex, because it made the occasions when she was put into sexual situations all the more real and unsettling. I went to this film expecting the worst due to its extremely touchy subject matter, but I like that the movie does not sensationalize the horrors of sexual slavery — you get a glimpse of what’s going on but don’t need to see it all in detail. This is one film that doesn’t need nudity to tell its story nor does it need to show graphic abuse and violence, because it is so well written and acted. The film doesn’t shy away from the perversity of its subject but doesn’t exploit it. Instead, this shows a complex picture of young women who are bought and sold and disposed of — and the choices they have to make to survive. It is the story of one girl’s struggle, and how this smart, brave and strong young lady patiently waits to break free finally after years of enslavement. This movie is told from the point of view of the victims and what kind of mindset they need to survive, which is way more interesting that your standard Hollywood movie told from the point of view of a fictional savior. this film is remarkable, given the subject matter — the human traffic trade from prostitution to drugs to black market babies and the collusion (both active and passive) of law enforcement and the porn consumer-demand of “normal” “nice” folks — this film is remarkable. The subject is sordid but unflinchingly portrayed. This movie has lots of interesting and unexpected twists and turns in the story, and put me on an emotional roller coaster. Suspense, drama, heartbeat pumping, blood rushing. If you like “Don’t know what will happen next” kind of feeling, then this may be a film for you. Like all excellent movies, this one has a great finish! This is a true story, this did happen in America, this did happen to an American citizen, and very well could still be happening. This happens more than you may think — we live amid human trafficking even in the United States. To raise awareness, give it a watch and realize that things like this can and are happening in America today. Child sexual slavery exists right now in the USA, with some of these girls flown in from overseas while many are kidnapped right here in the US and then sold into slavery. I was born in Las Vegas and lived here 47 years but never thought that something like this was going on here in this town. As a woman it is very shocking to me, especially since something like this could easily have happened to me. Here’s an eye-opener for you, ladies — on your next trip out of town hit up the porn channel on your hotel’s TV (and I don’t mean some cheap roadhouse motel, I mean the best hotels) and take a look at what’s on offer. Do you think those girls are in it for the fun of it? WE don’t know anyone involved in the Trade, not us, nope. Except every one of us may be complicit in it. I don’t hear anyone complaining to the Radisson, the Hilton, the Hyatt, or the Marriott about their part in the porn industry. But I think you would hear some complaints if they did away with these so-called ‘adult’ channels, though. Sick of people talking about how horrible this all is, while they support the Trade as consumers. Enjoy your movie. If you ever see any suspicious activity involving young girls, please call the Human Traffic Hotline to report it — you may potentially save someone’s life. Watch the “making of” documentary on the DVD to learn more about the real woman that the story is based on, who escaped and founded an anti-slavery non-profit in Minnesota. This movie is so intense that it was hard to watch at certain points and made me sick to my stomach, so I almost stopped watching a few times. But altogether I would recommend this movie. After viewing it, I understand this is a necessary film, a wake-up call from the underbelly of human trafficking. If you want to become aware of the immensely tragic reality of the rising crime of human sex trafficking in the USA, this is the movie to see. To know it is a true story made it more hard hitting and emotional. The acting of the main character is enthralling, and the story of this girl’s survival is truly inspirational. People should definitely give this one a watch. It is however a very touchy subject, and you should warn people of that before watching it in a group. I loved this movie. I watched it with pillows behind my head but never let my head rest on them because I was so into it that I was tense! Before I knew it, the movie was over. I saw this three times. You must see it for yourself. I highly recommend this film to EVERY female. Loved it. It truly is a great movie, and the sad part is that it is based on a true story. Five Stars Stunning. Docudrama 2012 R 1hr 38m. “Human trafficking is a $9.8 billion industry in the U.S. with at least 100,000 children exploited annually.”
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