Selling Isobel (2016)

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Avg Rating: 3.4 / 5. Voted: 41

No one cared thus far. Do you?

AKA: Apartment 407
Directed by: Rudolf Buitendach
Starring: Frida Farrell (Isobel), Gabriel Olds (Peter), Matthew Marsden (Mark), Amber Benson (Chloe), Lew Temple (Tramp)
Country: United States
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:41:44
Genres: Based on a True Story, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Human Trafficking-Prostitution, Captivity

Plot – Spoilers:
A fitness instructor Isobel is approached by a man at a cafe who offers her a modelling job. It’s half a day’s work, the money is tempting and Isobel who’s a young mom is frankly flattered. As you might expect with a movie on this site, the modeling job turns out to be bait and Isobel finds herself held captive and prostituted.

Selling Isobel isn’t as grim as several others on here and even includes some seemingly ludicrous situations. But what makes it fairly unique is that it’s based on the experiences of lead actress Frida Farrell. As a young Swedish actress-student in London during the mid-’00s, she was held captive in a flat for a few days and trafficked. In her case, she escaped when her captor left the door open just before the ‘special client’ came in.

In her own words from an interview with Cosmopolitan:
“I felt so embarrassed afterwards that at first, I didn’t want to tell anyone. It took me four days to contact the police. Although 14 years doesn’t sound like much, back then police didn’t seem to take crimes like this as seriously as they would now. The officers asked me how I got to the flat in the first place, if anyone had forced me in, and when I told them I’d walked in on my own it was almost as if they couldn’t take me seriously.

They didn’t say as much, but it felt like they thought it was my own fault for going there in the first place. I was so humiliated that I left the police station.

I don’t know if Peter has ever been caught. The police said the apartment was rented by the week, that his fingerprints didn’t match any in the system, and that his phone number was attached to a pay as you go sim card that had been shut down. His website was traced back to Eastern Europe but they couldn’t locate him, so that was pretty much it. There were no more avenues to explore.”

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Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
March 18, 2021 11:00 am

Remember – If it sounds too good to be true, you’re probably going to wind up in a cage and sold to a group of well-hung Arab men for their sexual entertainment.

And once again, I’d like to thank the fine folks at EUM for posting this one. I really enjoyed it!

I love you madly and what to buy you all Cadillacs.

Jonny
Jonny
Reply to  Dr. Lecter
June 12, 2021 5:37 pm

Why Arab men? Just curious.

pump cannon
pump cannon
Reply to  Jonny
June 26, 2021 7:42 pm

His fantasy.

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Dr. Lecter
June 15, 2022 3:12 pm

“well-hung Arab” is an oxymoron

fred fat
fred fat
Reply to  Joey
June 15, 2022 6:08 pm

u r an obnoxious moron

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
March 18, 2021 7:21 pm

The reproach and disparaging condemnation are mortifying.
Gratified for this upload Admin x
Impugn to bestow you with gifts though…

Dee
Dee
March 19, 2021 5:56 am

I usually like this genre but this one was stupid. 32 billion dollars per year is spent on sex slavery? How the fuck could anyone know that, it’s not like people in the industry file taxes

NormieUntilNow
NormieUntilNow
Reply to  Dee
March 19, 2021 9:03 am

That’s a good point.

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
Reply to  Dee
March 19, 2021 10:53 pm

It’s just like how they come up with the numbers in the drug trafficking trade. They set a value based on the industry standard and then use a multiplier based on a percentage that has been seized in a particular time period. It’s all based on speculation, but actually a bit more accurate than you might imagine. But I will tell you this – it does indeed run into the tens of billions of dollars on a world-wide level.

To put it in perspective, think about a girl who charges $100 a date. For simplicity’s sake, let’s say she does this an average of 3 times a night, 6 nights a week. 70% goes to her pimp… who has 10 girls working for him. In NYC alone, there are an estimated 250,000 sex workers. Now multiple this on a world-wide level. Now, figure in the seriously high-priced guys and gals who charge as much as $1,000 or more. I know for a fact the Bunny Ranch in Nevada has girls that go for as much as $10k a night. Then there’s the “kiddie” factor with the prices running into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Sure, my number are a guesstimate, and the ones I’m quoting are someone else’s guess… but still, the numbers are absolutely astronomical. Perhaps even bigger than the drug trade.

Mike the Tramp
Mike the Tramp
March 19, 2021 4:13 pm

Her boyfriend was sure one dumb fuck. Or maybe didn’t care enough.

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
Reply to  Mike the Tramp
March 20, 2021 1:55 am

He gave not one fuck, it’s transparent and comical, he’s a craven caricature.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
Reply to  Matisse Famke
March 20, 2021 10:22 am

Pretty daft film with a huge moral consciousness
No way them figures at the end are real

Not bad for mindless entertainment but it’s no classic

Bit liberal handwringing for me and that song at the end ..
Fucking revolting

pain
pain
March 20, 2021 3:41 am

cruel world with cruel people

Joey
Joey
Reply to  pain
June 15, 2022 3:13 pm

Then there’s us, looking for gore and rape scenes on this site and pretending we’re just educating ourselves about the evil in this world

Mohamed Moussa
Mohamed Moussa
March 20, 2021 8:14 pm

Imagining a lot of women and children lived theses kind of situation is such a happiness killer, being drugged waking up and having dirty strangers inside of you ,with all kind of diseases , not even being able to suicide yourself, morale is : think about a way to protect you and the people you love in case it happens

Eevie
Eevie
March 20, 2021 11:46 pm

I tried.. I fell asleep. This movie has been done a thousand times.. just ask Liam Neeson.

shitlord
shitlord
March 21, 2021 3:21 am

“i have aids too”

yaseen
yaseen
Reply to  shitlord
March 27, 2021 4:17 pm

haha that shit chacked me up too bro XD

Trystn Bailey
Trystn Bailey
Reply to  shitlord
June 5, 2021 10:51 pm

Best part HA HA HA!!!

Trystn Bailey
Trystn Bailey
June 5, 2021 10:48 pm

My favorite part starts at 1:10:00. Great movie EUM. Highly recommended, thanks!

fred fat
fred fat
Reply to  Trystn Bailey
June 15, 2022 6:12 pm

my favourite part starts at 1:41

Rozen_D
Rozen_D
December 14, 2021 7:13 pm

The movie was very good and the acting was great, bit It looks like the actress was a lot more worried of not dropping her towel even if she was alone in the room, I don’t see that happening if that was the case on real life, that was my only complain, besides that, a very good movie.

Nancy
Nancy
January 3, 2022 3:22 am

I liked it!