A spirited 17-year-old Colombian girl in search of adventure and a better life elects to become a 'mule' for international drug smugglers in this award-winning film. Catalina Sandino Moreno earned a 2004 Best Actress Oscar(R) nomination for her remarkable portrayal of Maria, a determined and frustrated young woman whose yearning to escape her banal existence leads her to take a risk more dangerous than any she's ever imagined. But how far will she go before she's gone too far? Forced to swallow more than 60 capsules of heroin for transport into the United States, Maria discovers that the ruthless world of drug trafficking is more than she bargained for. Yenny Paola Vega, Jhon Alex Toro and Guilied Lopez co-star. Written and directed by Joshua Marston whose 'strikingly confident debut...sustains an almost unbearable level of tension' (Variety).
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: In a striking debut, Moreno carries the movie and puts a human face on the drug trade.
Unflinching drama of the journey of a drug mule.
Cast & Crew
- HBO Films / Fine Line Features / Journeyman Pictures / Proyecto Tucan / Alter-Ciné / Santa Fe Productions
- © 2004 Home Box Office, Inc.
- Spanish (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)