Maria Llena Eres De Gracia

Posted on 27. Dec, 2009 by in Colombia

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Plot: In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant seventeen years old Maria (Catalina Sandino Moreno) supports her family with her salary working in a floriculture. She is fired and with a total lack of perspective of finding a new job, she decides to accept the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to USA with sixty-two pellets of cocaine in her stomach. Once in New York, things do not happen as planned. Written by Stephen Bowen

Why See It: A heartwrenching look at the American-Colombian drug exchange, and the lives of those on the bottom.

Cast: Catalina Sandino Moreno

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  1. [...] Maria Llena Eres De Gracia (Maria Full of Grace) – 2004 This Academy Award nominated film, written and directed by Joshua Marston, explores the world of the Colombian-American drug trade, and the lives of those at the bottom of this world. María Álvarez (Catalina Sandino Moreno), a 17-year-old Colombian girl, finds herself pregnant and alone after she quits her job at a flower plantation. Desperate for money she accepts a job as a mule, and flies to the U.S. with drugs hidden inside her body. [...]

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