Directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner, with Kevin Kline, Paulina Gaitan, Cesar Ramos and Alicja Bachleda-Curus. 1 hour, 59 mins. R (violence, sexual violence, profanity, drugs, adult themes). Distributed by Roadside Attractions. Playing at: Ritz at the Bourse.
Trade is about sex trafficking - a young mother from Poland, a 13-year-old girl from Mexico, a preteen boy from Thailand, all abducted, drugged, and auctioned off to a global network of sleazeballs. Written by Motorcycle Diaries Oscar-nominee Jose Rivera, and directed by the German Marco Kreuzpaintner, it's a slick thriller that aspires for, and occasionally achieves, the gritty realism of a film like Maria Full of Grace.