The Chosen Ones

David Pablos

France, Mexico 2015, 105 min.


Spoken language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Dutch premiere

Festival year: 2016

Naturalbeauty Sofia is fourteen years old and head-over-heels in love with Ulises.That love is mutual. However, what Sofia does not know is that Ulises' familymakes money by forcing young girls to work as prostitutes. Touching movie abouttrafficking of women in corruption-infested Mexico, with strong acting bysemi-amateur actors.


WhenUlises brings his new love Sofia to meet his family, his brother and fatherimmediately remind him: do not get too emotionally attached, because you needto make money off of her. The cold-hearted family of the Mexican teenager ismaking tons of money by forcing young girls to work long days as sex slaves ina brothel. All the money the girls make, they have to hand over. If they wantto escape, they are threatened with the murder of their family members orchildren.

Ulisesrefuses to hand over his love to the brothel, but his father is relentless.Sofia is robbed of her freedom and locked in a desolate house full of younggirls who work there as prostitutes. Ulises begs his father to free Sofia, andhe finally agrees on the sole condition that his son arranges an equallyattractive girl to take the place of his sweetheart.




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Talkshows & debates

The Chosen Ones: Q&A with several guests

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 22:00

Magreet Cornelius will do a Q&A, guest to be announced

The Chosen Ones: Q&A with Monique van 't Hek a.o.

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 14:15

Freelance journalist Marijn Heemskerk will enter a conversation with Momnique van 't Hek, director at Plan Nederland