New Release: Trade Routes DVD

Trade Routes, an ambitious 2007 independent film, arrived on DVD on Oct. 26, 2010. A contemporary political thriller in the tradition of such recent films as Body of Lies and Syriana, Trade Routes was released by Vanguard and carries a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Set against an Eastern European nation’s election in a country that, a few years ago, was the most notorious communist dictatorship, the movie charts the paths of five characters: An aging CIA officer (William Hope) relegated to an outpost due to his scandalous connections to rendition and torture; a young attractive economic advisor (Alice Patten) who seeks out the toughest assignment to proof her worth; an ambitious Bulgarian Prime Minister’s chief of staff (Georgi Zlatarev), who’s facing a tough re-election; an American political consultant (Ross McCall) “hired to fix” the prime minister’s election; and a retired member of the Bulgarian Communist State Police (Kosta Tsonev).

With its five intertwining stories detaling the unscrupulous rules that govern foreign espionage after the Cold War, Trade Routes takes a brazen look at current international politics and American foreign policy.

The movie did not have a theatrical release in the U.S., so the DVD was its premiere.


Buy or Rent MOVIE NAME
Amazon graphic
DVD Empire graphicDVD Movies Unlimited graphicDVD Netflix graphic

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.