Bodies in Transit (3 stars)

  • 7 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Compiled in part from personal accounts of its victims, Bodies in Transit questions our apathy towards an illegal slave trade that thrives within every western metropolis. It follows Marija (Iben Hendel Philipsen), one of the countless Eastern European girls who dared to dream, as she declines into a desperation bordering on insanity within the seedy world of sex trafficking.

The characters she meets along the way are told apart by her overstatement of their physical traits; jarring and mechanical, her movements make for uncomfortable viewing. Her hard exterior requires effort to penetrate, but once a connection is made the pain she represents for so many is tangible. (Eddie Thornton)

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