Trade

(2007)

Kevin Kline plays a Texas cop who finds out that he may have had a daughter who was trafficked some years ago. In the course of his investigation, he meets a young boy (Mexican actor Cesar Ramos) from Mexico City whose 13-year-old sister (Mexican actress Paulina Gaitan) has been kidnapped. They go on a quest to save the Mexican girl, who is befriended by Jovovich, a young Russian woman who thinks she is coming to the U.S. to become a nanny, but is instead enslaved in Mexico.

Alicja Bachleda Talks ‘Trade’

So how did you end up with this ... you were a last minute casting choice in this one? How did you get involved in this project ... did Marko (Marco Kreuzpaintner, the director) bring it to you? Have you worked with him before?

Alicja Bachleda: Yes. We worked before in Germany, in German we call it Summer Storm and he showed me this script one year before and he said just read it and I might be directing and I think there's an amazing part for you and to simply look and of course I fell in love with it and then from several reasons, one was the acting point of view and the characters were just hard to play and then being from Eastern Europe, I felt very touched and moved by the story and by the fact that it actually exists and those things are happening over here and I thought that is an amazing movie to do, you know, to do a movie with a message with a meaning and such a great part at the same time, and then I won't go into details, but maybe probably you are aware it's not that easy to get a lead in a movie like that being still unknown and that what happened but at the last second, it kind of found the way and there was an on open door for me to actually jump in and I was extremely happy, I mean extremely stressed, very nervous, but I am more than happy to do that.

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Kate Del Castillo Gets Involved with the ‘Trade’

The debut American feature of one of Germany's leading young directors, Marco Kreuzpaintner, Trade is produced by Roland Emmerich and Rosilyn Heller from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) that was inspired by the New York Times Magazine cover story The Girls Next Door written by Peter Landesman.

Can you talk a little bit about what attracted you to this project?

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