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Manos sucias (2014)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristian James Abvincula ...
Delio
Jarlin Javier Martinez ...
Jacobo
Hadder Blandon
Andrés Reina Ruiz ...
Tigre Rojo
María Perlaza ...
Choque Dancer
Jhon Edward García ...
Rodrigo
Yessenia Candelo ...
Female Rapper
Cristian Rene Mafla Angulo ...
Kid with a Bike
Javier Martinez ...
Hector
Hector Arias ...
Paramilitary 1
Ruben Dario Gomez ...
Dueño
Jose Eliecer Romero ...
Don Elieser
Fidel Olaya ...
Valerio
Yesica Orobio ...
Paola
Jaider Zuluaga ...
Child on Beach 1
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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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Drama | Thriller

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The film was shot in Buenaventura the main port city of Colombia. See more »

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Ya Repunta El Agua
Written by José Antonio Torres Solís "Gualajo"
Performed by Grupo Gualajo
Courtesy of Resistencia Music
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A brutal slice of life of an unknown world
18 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

While there have certainly been many films created over the last 3 decades dealing with the drug-smuggling trade, nothing comes close to this film in showing a day in the life of a "foot soldier". All too often, we see the almost glorified portrayals of the dealers (Scarface, Blow etc) becoming super-rich overnight. Yet this film gives us the point of view from one of the hundreds of thousands of small-time workers that comprise the drug-empires of today. It would be easy to demonize anyone working in the drug-trade, but this film takes the viewer into the motivations, mind-set and environments which entice or force everyday struggling people into this world. With incredibly scenery, cultural symbolism and harsh reality throughout, "Manos Sucias" is most likely one of the best films I have seen that gives relevance and insight into how the drug-world operates and the impact it has on the people involved.


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