Broke Trailer (2009)

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"They come because they're desperate. They need money, for whatever reason. Where else are they gonna get money? You don't see the way the poor people live until you come here and see it." - David Woolfson, owner, A1 Trading

It's not a pretty picture, but it's one powerful depiction of reality. A1 Trading, a pawnshop in Edmonton's inner city, is the bank of last resort for junkies desperate for $10, out-of-work men who have to pawn their equipment, and two elderly Aboriginal ladies who need a bit of money for food. Woolfson, a crusty old Jewish immigrant from South Africa, had run the shop for 16 years when Chris Hoard, a troubled young Aboriginal man, started assisting him-for free. Rosie Dransfeld brilliantly captures the relationship between the soft-hearted Woolfson and Hoard, a self-confessed ex-con and psychopath, while her cinéma-vérité style draws us deep into Broke's world of bargaining, insults, and desperation.

Duration
2 min 45 sec

Views
8,066

Posted On
June 19, 2009
Director
Rosie Dransfeld

Writer
Rosie Dransfeld

Studio
Independent

Release
May 4, 2009
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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