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1-3-18 McMafia: The scale of human trafficking in numbers
The issue of human trafficking is being highlighted in new BBC One drama McMafia, through the character of beautician Lyudmilla. More than 18,000 people are victims every year, according to the UN. But the true scale of the trade in human lives is thought to be much greater than figures suggest.

Beck: Episode 5: The Pearl Hotel (1998) - 90 minutes
Beck: Episode 5: The Pearl Hotel at Amazon.com

A young girl dies after being hit by a car driven by Beck s trusted deputy Gunvald Larsson. Meanwhile, a taxi explodes at a ferry terminal on the Baltic coast. Beck needs Gunvald's help to crack the case but can he bring him back from the brink?

(Webmaster's comment:
Anchor children used as bait to force parents
to smuggle contraband and to do forced labor.)

Beck: Episode 16: Blind Profit (2002) - 90 minutes
Beck: Episode 16: Blind Profit at Amazon.com

In horrific murders around Stockholm, victims are having their faces dissolved by acid. At the same time, Beck suffers a heart incident and gets told by his doctors that he has to take it easy. He gets relief from the stress of the case when he falls in love with a charming woman.

(Webmaster's comment:
Women trafficked for medical experiments with new new drugs
by large medical corporations.)

Wallander: The Man Who Smiled (2003) - 90 minutes
Wallander: The Man Who Smiled at Amazon.com

In this adaption of a Henning Mankell novel, Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates a case of murder and trade of human organs. Kurt Wallander is contacted by an old friend who suspects his father's accidental death wasn't really an accident at all. He discovers unsettling evidence that his friend and his friend's father were connected with numerous shady companies. In a desperate quest for the truth, Wallander manages to betray himself and those he loves the most, and puts his own career in jeopardy.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking of young people and children
for human organs and huge profits.)

Unit One: Episode 28: (2004) - 60 minutes
Unit One: Episode 28: at Amazon.com

When Johnny finds a couple of Polish girls in the back of a truck the team gets involved in a case of human trafficking and find connections to the Polish mafia.

(Webmaster's comment: Trafficking of young women for prostitution.)

The Eagle: Episode 7: Nemesis (2004) - 60 minutes
The Eagle: Episode 7: Nemesis at Amazon.com

A prostitute who abandoned her baby in a Danish hospital is sought.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking of young women and men, and girl and boy children.)

The Eagle: Episode 23 & 24: Ithaca 1 & 2 (2006) - 120 minutes
The Eagle: Episode 23 & 24: Ithaca 1 & 2 at Amazon.com

Hallgrim plans an Icelandic holiday, but a text message from war criminal and former Police Chief Bosco Markovich gets in the way. While in Iceland, Hallgrim discovers that one of the regular summits between the Russian and American mafias is taking place.

(Webmaster's comment: Trading child body parts for new technology.)

Wallander: Episode 10: The Container Lorry (2009) - 90 minutes
Wallander: Episode 10: The Container Lorry at Amazon.com

When the police investigate an abandoned container lorry they find it filled with dead bodies, including those of children. Human trafficking and a ring of suspects emerge as part of a larger puzzle. Wallander finally gets a lead from an unlikely source - a group of nuns.

(Webmaster's comment:
Mass smuggling of men, women, and children in trucks
and the many ways they die.)

Wallander: Episode 13: The Witness (2010) - 90 minutes
Wallander: Episode 13: The Witness at Amazon.com

Corrupt businessman Filip Pasolic stands trial for bringing illegal workers into Sweden and using them as slave labour. Wallander is injured by a car bomb intended for Kristina,who is prosecuting Pasolic and she is given police protection. At the same time pressure on the illegal Lithuanian work force to re-build Ystad's recycling centre in time for it to get an E.U. grant results in two men being killed,one of whose little sister,Natalia,sees construction manager Zoran bury the corpses. She goes to the police and implicates Zoran but takes off again with Zoran in pursuit. Wallander can link Zoran to Pasilic and needs to find him before he gets to Natalia in order to strong-arm him into testifying against Passilic. He also has to dissuade Katarina from resigning as,due to witness intimidation,the case is going against her.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking of humans for cheap labor and company profits.)

Wallander: Episode 5: The Man Who Smiled (2010) - 90 minutes
Wallander: Episode 5: The Man Who Smiled at Amazon.com

Lawyer Sten Torstenssen tells Wallander he believes his old father's death in a car crash was homicide but Wallander is reluctant to act until Sten is found hanged and the pathologist claims that he was murdered. Sten's secretary shows Wallander a postcard of Africa with a text threatening the lives of father and son and wealthy philanthropist Harderberg, a client of Sten's, admits to also having received one. All were posted from the same hotel, apparently by industrialist Jurgen Nordfeldt, who survives an attempt to kill him. Nordfeldt had stumbled on a racket importing body parts from Africa which Wallander, helped by ex-cop Anders, now Harderberg's security guard, must resolve.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking of young people and children for body parts and huge profits.)

Dirty Pretty Things: Starring Audrey Tautou (2011) - 97 minutes
Dirty Pretty Things: Starring Audrey Tautou at Amazon.com

From Stephen Frears, the Oscar®-nominated director of The Grifters (Best Director, 1990) and Dangerous Liaisons, Dirty Pretty Things stars Audrey Tautou (Amelie) in a harrowing tale of struggle and survival for two immigrants who learn that everything is for sale in London's secret underworld! Part of an invisible working class, Nigerian exile Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Turkish chambermaid Senay (Tautou) toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Then late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits they all know! Honored with numerous European film awards and nominations - including wins at the London Critics Circle Film Awards and the Venice Film Festival - you'll find this gritty urban thriller to be thoroughly engrossing and impossible to forget!

Human Trafficking Billboard: She Is For Sale!

(Webmaster's comment:
Showing the dark underbelly of the capitalist system.)

Maria Wern: Episode 6: Boy Missing (2011) - 90 minutes
Maria Wern: Episode 6: Boy Missing at Amazon.com

A ten-year-old boy disappears from a dinner, while another vanishes from a refugee camp. What starts as the search for a missing child ends up being an investigation of hidden agendas, personal betrayals and links to international crime. Maria and her colleagues discover that beneath the island paradise of Gotland lie secrets more dangerous than they ever imagined.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking of young people and children for prostitution.)

Varg Veum: The Dead Have It Easy (2012) - 90 minutes
Varg Veum: The Dead Have It Easy at Amazon.com

Varg tries to help a scared girl lost in the woods at night. But he fails to avoid her death. What was this young asylum seeker fleeing from? Was it an accident, or was she killed as a warning to other girls in the same circles? Together, Varg and Karin discover that the dead girl was deeply involved in operations in which young women where forcibly introduced in the country and at the asylum reception centres are cynically exploited. Important people in the high levels of the government put pressure on the police department to hinder further investigation. What are they trying to hide? Time works against Varg, who has to prove the identity of important people behind the ring, before more young girls lose their lives.

(Webmaster's comment:
MOST BRUTAL MOVIE! Community leaders take part in
trafficking to get the sexual favors they believe they deserve.
Fingerprints filed off to prevent victim identification.)

Johan Falk: The Third Wave: (2013) - 105 minutes
Johan Falk: The Third Wave: at Amazon.com

Johan Falk has quit the police force. His former boss Sellberg, the newly-appointed Europol chief, has a job offer that Falk has no intention of taking. Falk agrees to meet Sellberg in person, but his visit to The Hague begins with an assassination attempt and ends with Falk on the run from ruthless hitmen. His only chance of survival lies with a brilliant young London stockbroker, the whistleblower who was the killers intended target, and a dangerous chase across Europe begins.

(Webmaster's comment: The huge profits and financial trail of trafficking.)

Wallander: Episode 4: The Loss (2014) - 90 minutes
Wallander: Episode 4: The Loss at Amazon.com

A young Moldovan woman is found dead at a construction site. When Wallander questions a respectable doctor a little too vigorously, he gets thrown off the case. Undeterred, he goes to Moldova for more information from her family.

(Webmaster's comment:
The trafficking of young women for prostitution
using the "you're going to be a model" scam.)

Arne Dahl: Episode 5 & 6: Hidden Numbers (2015) - 120 minutes
Arne Dahl: Episode 5 & 6: Hidden Numbers at Amazon.com

A Swedish biker gang's link to sex trafficking two teen girls to Belgium means A Unit is already on the case when a another young blonde goes missing. Paul Hjelm investigates a claim against a vice squad officer. Ida is frustrated at how tantalisingly close the team came to saving the abducted girl.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking focused on using virgin underage girls for sex
and how to get rid of the evidence.)

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Human Trafficking Movies