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  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.8  (1,988)
  • 49

Sold is a heart-wrenching movie that tells the story of a young girl named Lakshmi, who is sold into prostitution by her stepfather in rural Nepal. The movie is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi is a 13-year-old girl who lives with her mother and stepfather in a poor village in Nepal. Her mother is sick and unable to work, and her stepfather is a gambling addict who takes out his frustration on Lakshmi. One day, Lakshmi's stepfather tells her that she has been chosen to work as a housemaid in the city and promises to send money to her mother. Excited to help her family, Lakshmi agrees to go with him.

However, when Lakshmi arrives in the city, she realizes that her stepfather has lied to her. He has sold her to a brothel owner who forces her into prostitution. Lakshmi is raped, beaten, and abused by the brothel owner and his clients. She is trapped in the brothel and has no way to escape.

The movie chronicles Lakshmi's journey as she fights to regain her freedom and escape from the brothel. Along the way, she meets other girls who have been trafficked and forms friendships with them. Together, they plot an escape plan and try to gather evidence against the brothel owner.

Gillian Anderson plays the role of Sophia, an American photographer who takes an interest in Lakshmi's story. Sophia is in Nepal working on a project that sheds light on the horrors of child trafficking. She becomes determined to help Lakshmi and the other girls at the brothel and uses her resources to bring attention to their plight.

David Arquette plays the role of Sam, a man who works for an NGO that helps girls who have been trafficked. Sam becomes a key ally in Lakshmi's fight for freedom and helps her navigate the complicated legal system in Nepal.

Tillotama Shome plays the role of Mumtaz, a woman who works at the brothel and takes care of the younger girls who are forced into prostitution. Mumtaz is a conflicted character who initially seems heartless but is eventually revealed to have a more compassionate side.

The movie does not shy away from the brutal realities of child trafficking and prostitution. It is a stark reminder of the millions of children around the world who are forced to endure unspeakable horrors every day. The movie, however, also showcases the resilience and strength of young girls like Lakshmi who refuse to give up in the face of unimaginable adversity.

Overall, Sold is a powerful and important movie that sheds light on a pressing global issue. It is a call to action for individuals and governments around the world to take concrete steps to address the problem of child trafficking and prostitution. The performances by the cast are outstanding, and the cinematography captures the beauty and pain of Nepal in equal measure.

Sold is a 2016 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 49.

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    6.8  (1,988)
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