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Human Trafficking

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Disenfranchised by economic catastrophe & the fall of a nation, destitute young women & children are left behind and become prey to the underworld. They are a desirable commodity in a billion dollar industry where human beings are bought ...See moreDisenfranchised by economic catastrophe & the fall of a nation, destitute young women & children are left behind and become prey to the underworld. They are a desirable commodity in a billion dollar industry where human beings are bought and sold. In the Ukraine, sixteen-year-old Nadia (Laurence Leboeuf, The Secret) is seduced by the promises of a modeling agency. She runs away from home and disappears. In Southeast Asia, the vacation of a middle-class American couple turns into a nightmare when their twelve-year-old daughter, Annie (Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, 15/Love), is kidnapped and sold to a brothel. In Prague, Helena (Isabelle Blais, The Barbarian Invasions), a struggling single mother is swept off her feet by the advances of a wealthy businessman. But it's a trap and she too "disappears". In Romania, an orphaned seventeen year old Katerina (Anna Hopkins,Thunderstone) vanishes after meeting her fiancé, whom she met online. The horrific destiny of each victim is tied to a sex-trafficking ring. It's the job of Kate Morozov (Oscar and Golden Globe winner Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite), a detective for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to help find the men responsible. But first she knows she must win the faith of the victims who have learned firsthand the futility of trust. While Annie's parents join forces with Tom Halloran (Terry Haig, The Aviator) and a renegade worker for an NGO, scouting a child-prostitution ring, Nadia's grief-stricken father Viktor is embarking on his own personal hunt to find the men responsible. From a torture chamber in the suburbs of Queens to the flesh-peddlers of Russia the hunt is on, revealing a shocking conspiracy of global proportions. Featuring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland, (The Italian Job) and Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty) Human Trafficking is at once a gripping government procedural, a cautionary tale of an international scourge, and one of the most compulsively important thrillers of the ye See less
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Writers
Agatha Dominik (teleplay) | Carol Doyle (story)
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Updated Oct 24, 2005

Release date
Oct 24, 2005 (United States)

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Zoe Aggeliki
Susan Tagarov (as Morgane Slemp) Susan Tagarov (as Morgane Slemp)   See fewer
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Frederick Frederick   See fewer
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Emma Campbell
Samantha Samantha   See fewer
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Dawn Ford
Helena's Aunt Helena's Aunt   See fewer
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Rémy Girard
Viktor Viktor   See fewer
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Anna Hopkins
Katerina Katerina   See fewer
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Mark Antony Krupa
Andrei (as Mark-Antony Krupa) Andrei (as Mark-Antony Krupa)   See fewer
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Peadophile (uncredited) Peadophile (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 24 votes