Sweet Karma (2009) Red Band Trailer
Karma Balint is a shy, mute Russian woman whose sister Anna left for Canada with bright hopes of making some money for the two of them. But after being whisked away by the Russian recruiter of Canada-bound housemaids, Anna never sent the money, she never wrote backshe just disappeared. When Karma discovers that Annas body has been found in the woods on the outskirts of Toronto, the apparent victim of a Russian mafia hit, she sets off on a bloody, intercontinental trail of revenge that sees her face offarmed with only two hands, a calculating brain and a hefty dose of willpowerwith some of the sleaziest elements of Torontos organized criminal underground.
Inspired by the stories of real human trafficking rings that were infiltrated and shut down in Toronto between 2004 and 2008, director/co-writer Andrew Hunt and his writing partner James Fler wanted to create a character who would both give voice to the silent victims of the non-consensual sex trade and stand as their relentless avenger. Model and first-time actress Shera Bechard is a revelation as the reluctant vigilante, and her role called for an intense regimen of acting and pole-dancing lessons, martial arts training, and dexterity with a variety of weapons. The resulting fight scenes are nasty and desperate, far removed from the slickness of detached Hollywood action choreographybut packing a decidedly bigger punch.
- Posted: September 22, 2009
- Director: Andrew Thomas Hunt
- Writer: James Fler
- Studio: Unknown
- Release: September 30, 2009
- Cast: Shera Bechard, John Tokatlidis, Frank J. Zupancic
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