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Eden Review

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Hyun-jae (Jamie Chung), an 18 year-old Korean-American, is abducted and forced into sex slavery at the hands of seedy sheriff Beau Bridges. Renamed 'Eden', she sets about finding her way out of the horror.

★★★★★

In 1994, teenager Chong Kim was abducted and plunged into a horrific world of human-trafficking and sex slavery. For nearly two years she was imprisoned, raped, tortured and prostituted. Megan Griffiths’ dramatisation of Chong’s ordeal takes that appalling experience and turns it into a tame, inoffensive Movie Of The Week which, keen to avoid sensationalism, shies away from anything which might upset the casual viewer. The result is a solid, well-acted film sadly bereft of the threat and drama required to truly convey the horror of Chong Kim’s situation.

A frustratingly mild interpretation of a horrific true-life incident.