"Sometimes to get out of a bad situation, you have to be willing to do ...terrible things"
Eden was just your average teenage girl with braces, until one day, she took a chance. She allowed her youthful innocence to guide her into the arms of a horrible underworld known as human trafficking. All alone and far from home, Eden must fight to survive. This powerful film is based on the true experiences of Chong Kim, a Korean girl that suffered hardship at the hands of many. This is her story, now, let us Unhinge the unspeakable truths of a time in her life.
Do you remember when you're mother used to tell you, "Don't do this" or "Don't do that"? Well, it was with good reason because a parent's biggest fear is that something bad happens to their child. Eden was just your average youth finding herself and trying to venture out way too young, but isn't that what adolescents do? Unfortunately for her, a night of partying turned into a two year nightmare of sex, murder and money.
This film will serve as a reality check for some, but for others it's purpose will be a warning to ensure that you teach your children about the dangers of the world. Too many times, parents allow their children to go unsupervised or even worse, uninformed about the dangers that can happen in the blink of an eye. Eden(Chung) was out having a good time with friends when she was approached by a dreamy older man that seemed to be the sweetest person in the world. Boy, was she ever wrong!
The man she encountered was only a face, a lure if you will, whose sole purpose was to locate and snare pretty young women for sex trade in the city. The man offers to take her home, but poor young, naive Eden isn't ready to go. She wants to believe that her night out will be amazing, she wants it to be a night of blissful memories. So you can imagine that she was a little more than surprised when once she was away from the lights of the city, Romeo changed his tune. And just like that, everything was black!
Eden wakes up cuffed to a bed, stripped of familiar attire and staring down the eye of a needle. Questions such as "Where am I" and "How do I get home" race through her head, as she tries to gather her bearings, but everything is dark again. She has been cast into a world that values top dollar over the gift of innocence. The happy go-lucky days of her youth are fading fast and for her to have any semblance of home, she'll have to forget they ever existed. Or maybe not. Maybe, Eden is smart enough to know that she must play ball, before she'll ever have an opportunity to reach for the stands.
"The Abduction of Eden" or "Eden" as most will call it, is an extraordinary drama telling Chong's story. Her story is one full of struggles and pain that most of us have never had to experience. We've never known the anguish of being rented for profit. We've never had to allow others to use our bodies as their own personal koozies. But for those that have, we hope you know that telling others about your story can make it that much harder for the criminals to impose their harsh will on another person.
In conclusion, this movie is a powerful story about one woman's abduction, but it's also a film about a woman fighting to keep her own truth. We recommend this film for young ladies to watch as a safety precaution, as well as, a reminder for the mature reader. Jaime Chung's performance in Eden was excellent and truly worth the viewing experience! And guess what? It's on Netflix. Enjoy!
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