AWARDS SCREENINGS

SECOND PLACE HEINEKEN AWARD WINNER - NARRATIVE

AWARDS SCREENINGS 82 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE SECOND PLACE HEINEKEN AWARD WINNER - NARRATIVE
Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, ‘Jacobo,’ a desperate fisherman and Delio, a naive kid, embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars of cocaine up the Pacific coast of Colombia. While Jacobo is a seasoned trafficker, young Delio is unprepared for the grim reality. Shot entirely on location—in areas that bear the indelible scars of drug trafficking and guerrilla warfare—director Josef Kubota Wladyka establishes a sense of place with meticulous sensitivity, capturing the visceral paradox of incredible vibrancy yet devastating poverty which permeate this war-torn region. Refusing to glamorize the drug trade, Manos Sucias instead offers a rare glimpse of its devastating effects. Executive Produced by Spike Lee.

-Holly Voges

Film Info
  • Section:
    Awards Screenings
  • Year:
    2014
  • Length:
    82 minutes
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American