Sweet Karma Red Band Trailer (2009)
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 back—she just disappeared. When Karma discovers that Anna’s 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 off—armed with only two hands, a calculating brain and a hefty dose of willpower—with some of the sleaziest elements of Toronto’s 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 choreography—but packing a decidedly bigger punch.
1 min 23 sec
September 22, 2009
Andrew Thomas Hunt
September 30, 2009
Frank J. Zupancic
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