TRAFFICKED
2017, Epic Pictures, 104 min, USA, Dir: Will Wallace

Based on the award-winning book Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Harvard professor Siddharth Kara. Millions of vulnerable girls worldwide are ensnared by human traffickers into the insidious world of sex slavery and exploited relentlessly to generate profits of $100 billion a year. Starring Academy Award nominee Anne Archer, Golden Globe nominee Ashley Judd, Elisabeth Röhm, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kelly Washington, Jessica Obilom, Alpa Banker, Madison Wolfe, Massi Furlan and Patrick Duffy, this character-driven thriller tells the story of three girls from America, Nigeria and India who are trafficked through an elaborate global network and enslaved in a Texas brothel. Through adversity they form a strong bond and together they attempt a daring escape to reclaim their freedom.


RESCUE UNDER FIRE
ZONA HOSTIL
2017, 93 min, Spain, Dir: Adolfo Martínez Pérez

Inspired by real events that took place in August 2012, this riveting war drama follows a joint U.S.-Spanish convoy stopped by a landmine in northern Afghanistan. While inexperienced Lieutenant Conte (Raul Merida) tries to protect the wounded, Captain Varela (Ariadna Gil) flies a Spanish medical helicopter in to evacuate the soldiers - but it crash lands. Impulsive Commander Ledesma (Antonio Garrido) proposes a risky plan to bring everyone back including the helicopter, but as night approaches, so do Taliban fighters.


THE INVISIBLE GUEST
CONTRATIEMPO
2016, 106 min, Spain, Dir: Oriol Paulo

At the center of a locked-room mystery is Adrián Doria (Mario Casas), a successful businessman who has been discovered in a hotel suite with the body of his lover. Charged with murder, he enlists top-notch witness preparation expert Virginia Goodman (Ana Wagener). As the clock ticks down to the start of Doria’s trial, Goodman’s relentless questioning of her client’s defense brings to light some troubling inconsistencies. With strong performances and plenty of plot twists, this superbly crafted thriller delivers on the promise of Paulo’s earlier THE BODY.


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