Manos sucias (2014)

 |  Drama, Thriller  |  3 April 2015 (USA)
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A desperate fisherman and a naive young man embark on a dangerous journey trafficking drugs up the Pacific coast of Colombia. Hidden beneath the waves, they tow a narco-torpedo filled with ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristian James Abvincula ...
Jarlin Javier Martinez ...
Hadder Blandon
Andrés Reina Ruiz ...
Tigre Rojo
María Perlaza ...
Choque Dancer
Jhon Edward García ...
Yessenia Candelo ...
Female Rapper
Cristian Rene Mafla Angulo ...
Kid with a Bike
Javier Martinez ...
Hector Arias ...
Paramilitary 1
Ruben Dario Gomez ...
Jose Eliecer Romero ...
Don Elieser
Fidel Olaya ...
Yesica Orobio ...
Jaider Zuluaga ...
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A desperate fisherman and a naive young man embark on a dangerous journey trafficking drugs up the Pacific coast of Colombia. Hidden beneath the waves, they tow a narco-torpedo filled with millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Together they must brave the war-torn region while navigating the growing tension between them. Written by Elena Greenlee

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A great movie
7 September 2015 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie is simply great. Perhaps I am biased, as I conduct research in epidemiology in the same geographic area in which this movie develops. I can attest that this movie is faithful to the complex social dynamics in the Colombian Pacific coast, and does so in a way that does not detract from the tragedy of their misery. "There are no black people in Bogota" is a sentence repeated several times in the movie, and it has a profound meaning: the disparity in development between rural and urban areas is enormous. Buenaventura, where the story begins, processes 70% of the cargo that enters Colombia, but this economic activity leaves very little behind. The lack of jobs, services, security, opportunities is inferred from this movie as the cause for the ordeal of the protagonists, but the movie avoids stereotypes and simplistic political interpretations. Character development is superb. Manos Sucias is a lesson in contemporary history.

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