The Jammed

The Jammed

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Crystal is a young Indonesian girl, in Australia illegally as a sex-slave. In an immigration office, about to be deported, she complains about multiple rape and appalling conditions of captivity. But the federal agent with her couldn’t care less – after all, she’ll be one of 67 prostitutes deported in the last few months. More

Meanwhile, a young Melbourne woman, Ashley Hudson, agrees to help a Chinese woman search for her missing daughter. She soon finds herself in an eye-opening world she never knew existed.

Directed by Dee McLachlan, once known as Duncan McLachan, the male director of The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo.

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2007Rating: R16, Violence, Sexual Violence, Offensive Language and Content that may disturb89 minsAustralia
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The Jammed | Reviews

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

The Jammed is the Aussie film du jour, a bleak, gritty look into the lives of internationally trafficked sex slaves in Melbourne. After a long list of rejections from funding agencies, the completed film has been praised by critics across the ditch and is expected to be a big contender at the AFI’s, Australia’s home grown equivalent of the Oscars. Two people who won’t be cheering it on if it gets a nomination are the couple who walked out of the screening I attended during a particularly nasty scene. Maybe they were expecting something like “Pretty Woman Down Under,” but they missed out on the rest of a very good social-realist movie.

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Variety

Variety

Interspersed with sometimes shocking scenes of degradation and the twisted Stockholm-like symbiosis of captives and captors, the film is both an effective lone-wolf thriller and a uniformly impressive female performance piece.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

A slightly bumpy time shift at the beginning is the only distraction to a fine, compelling drama which has something profoundly relevant to say about contemporary Australian society.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Initially turned down by government-funding bodies and rejected by every film distributor in the country, McLachlan's movie isn't easy to watch, but demands attention and deserves to be seen.

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