Who'd like to play this? It could be a short episode or could spin into a gods-know-what huge adventure. The lens I am looking at are a typical 'romantic comedy' like movie. That means, it's sometimes funny, sometimes romantic, but it's mostly about people's romance being needlesly complicated because it makes for a good movie.
A woman travels to an exotic tourists paradise, likely somewhere warm and by seaside. She stays in a nice hotel, enjoys life, etc.
The country she is in might be modern and beautiful, but it's got a suprisingly harsh judical system. It is not uncommon for people to be sentenced to forced labour and public service.
While there is no uncontrolled abuse and prisoners have their rights provided for, it does not change the fact that restrained, clearly marked convicts can be seen moving trough the society and performing their jobs.
Of course foreigners like the lady mentioned earlier are not likely to suffer such a plight, even if caught doing something bad. Generally, countries will not let their citizens suffer such a humilitating punishment. Generally, but not always.
In the very hotel the lady is staying at, there is one such a person. A foreigner, maybe even from same part of the world as she is, convicted to a few years of punitive work. Not a grievious felon, but more of a young man who had plain bad luck. It could have been something as banal as being caught with drugs, defacing something that turned out to be a monument or using a credit-card that out of the sudden turned out to be bogus.
This game does not care to be pointed out how patently unrealistic it's premise are. If someone wants realism they can go read a fantasy novel.
The way things are, the lady tourist and the tourist-turned-slave man will find themselves meeting quite often. Romance is a possibility, especially a melodramatic, complicated one with a lot of suprises. The lady being mean to the 'convict' is another angle that could happen.
I am seeking a person to play the role of the tourist.
Myself I want to play the convict.
If someone is interested, the hotel manager can be another role to be played. I would assume that the hotel manager(whatever gender) would be a rather mean, slave-driving one that would complicate the convict's life sufficiently.