Trade - Willkommen in Amerika

Trade - Willkommen in Amerika

USA / Deutschland 2005-2007, Spielfilm

Inhalt

When 13-year-old Adriana is kidnapped by sex traffickers in Mexico City, her 17-year-old brother Jorge sets off on a desperate mission to save her. Adriana′s only friend throughout her ordeal is Veronica, a young Polish woman captured by the same criminal gang. Jorge meets Ray, a Texas insurance cop whose own family loss leads him to become an ally in the search for Adriana. As they come to track down the mechanisms of this modern slave trade, they are forced to play a game that threatens to have fatal consequences …

With "Trade - Welcome to America" Marco Kreuzpaintner gives his American debut in a co-production between Roland Emmerich′s Centropolis and Claussen+Wöbke+Putz Filmproduktion. The film is based on research carried out by reporter Peter Landesman in Mexico about sex trafficking in Mexico and the USA, which he published in the NY Times Magazine. Emmerich bought the rights and later offered Kreuzpaintner to direct. Marco Kreuzpaintner: "What attracted me to the story by Peter (Landesman) was that for the first time it shed light on what was really going on in Mexico and the United States. I am interested in the intercultural subject matter: What do we as neighbours think of each other? What do we expect of one another? How do we communicate with each other?"

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Marco Kreuzpaintner
2nd Unit director:Julius LeFlore (New Mexico)
Assistant director:James M. Freitag, Christopher Bryson, John Mattingly (Mexico), Maria Dioni (Mexico), Roger Lee (New York, New Jersey)
Script supervisor:Tracy Merkle
Screenplay:José Rivera
German dialogue:Joachim Kunzendorf
based on:Peter Landesman (New York Times Magazine Artikel "The Girls Next Door")
Original story:Peter Landesman, José Rivera
Director of photography:Daniel Gottschalk
Camera operator:Gary Camp (New Mexico)
Assistant camera:José Sanchez (New Mexico), Sam Mares (New Mexico)
Clapper loader:Corey Weintraub (New Mexico), Josue Alvarez (Mexico)
2nd Camera unit:Phil Pfeiffer (New Mexico), Guillermo Roas (Mexico)
Still photography:Marco Nagel (New Mexico)
Lighting design:Danny Eccleston (New Mexico), Leonardo Julian (Mexico)
Key grip:Randal Tambling (New Mexico), Ulices Garcia Medina (Mexico)
Production design:Bernt Amadeus Capra
Production design:James Oberlander (Art Drector - New Mexico), Pedro Moreno (Art Director - Mexico)
Set design:Marcia Calosio (Set Decorator - New Mexico), Eloisa Fernández MacGregor (Set Decorator - Mexico)
Prop master:Otniel González (New Mexico), Gilberto Cortez (Mexico)
Title:Lutz Lemke
Make-up artist:Deborah Larsen, Jessie Brown (New Mexico), Felipe Salazar (Mexico)
Costume design:Carol Oditz, Pablo Borges (Assistenz - New Mexico)
Hairdresser:Deborah Larsen, Noreen Wilkie (New Mexico), Eduardo Gómez Aguilera (Mexico)
Editing:Hansjörg Weißbrich, Bernd Schlegel (Mitarbeit)
Assistant editor:Bernd Hantke
Sound editor:Dirk Jacob (Überwachung), Dominik Schleier (Dialoge)
Sound:Pawel Wdowczak
Sound assistant:Michael Becker (New Mexico), Felipe Zavala (Mexico)
Foley artist:Günther Röhn
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Special effects:Geoff Martin (Koordination - New Mexico), Daniel Cordero (Mexico)
Music:Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman
Conductor:Enrique Ugarte
Music performer:Philharmonisches Filmorchester München (München), Jacobo Lieberman (Gitarren), Andres Sanchez (Bass), Leonardo Heiblum (Tabla)
Vocals:Leika Mochan
  
Cast: 
Kevin KlineRay Sheridan
Cesar RamosJorge
Alicja Bachleda-CuruśVeronica
Paulina GaitánAdriana
Marco PerezManuelo
Linda EmondPatty Sheridan
Zack WardAlex Green
Kate del CastilloLaura
Tim ReidHank Jefferson
Pasha D. LychnikoffVadim Youchenko
Anthony CrivelloDetektiv Henderson
Cathy GatiIrina Silayev
  
Production company:Centropolis Entertainment (Culver City), Claussen + Wöbke + Putz Filmproduktion GmbH (München), VIP Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG (München-Geiselgasteig)
in co-production with:Brass Hat Films (US)
in association with:Reelmachine (München)
Producer:Roland Emmerich, Rosilyn Heller
Co-Producer:Uli Putz, Thomas Wöbke, Jakob Claussen, Amanda DiGiulio, Oswald von Richthofen
Executive producer:Peter Landesman, Ashok Amritraj, Robert Leger, Tom Ortenberg, Michael Wimer, Andreas Grosch, Nick Hamson, Lars Sylvest
Line producer:Patty Long (New Mexico), Mariano Carranco (Mexico)
Unit production manager:Patty Long, Eric Reid (Mexico), Brian Bell (New York, New Jersey)
Location manager:John Meade (New Mexico), Claudia Puebla (Mexico)
Production coordinator:Tracy Kettler (New Mexico), Mark Shultz (Mexico), Melissa Miller (New York, New Jersey)
Post-production:Anja-Karina Richter (Überwachung)
Shoot:28.11.2005-27.01.2006: Albuquerque und Umgebung, Mexico City, , New York, New Jersey
Original distributor:Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH (Frankfurt am Main)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:3278 m, 119 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 04.04.2007, 108962, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 23.01.2007, Park City, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 29.06.2007, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 18.10.2007

Titles

Originaltitel (US) Trade
Originaltitel (DE) Trade - Willkommen in Amerika
Arbeitstitel (US) The Girl Next Door
Arbeitstitel (US) Trade in the Tunnel
Arbeitstitel (US) Welcome to America

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Original

Length:3278 m, 119 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 04.04.2007, 108962, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 23.01.2007, Park City, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 29.06.2007, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 18.10.2007
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2008
Lola, Beste Tongestaltung
 
Hessischer Film- und Kinopreis 2007
Cinema for Peace Special Award
 
Bernhard Wicki Filmpreis - Die Brücke - Der Friedenspreis des deutschen Films 2007
 

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