Foreign Film Fridays: Maria Llena Eres de Gracia

My Foreign Film series continues this week with one that I personally own. Maria Llena Eres de Gracia (Maria Full of Grace) This film is from Colombia.  It tells the story of Maria, a Colombian teenager,  who decides to become a drug mule to help her family financially.  In exchange for a handsome sum of money and a trip to New York City Maria has to swallow over 60 pellets of heroin.   I’ve heard many stories of drug mules in the news and I always wondered what would lead someone to make this choice. As the subtitle suggests, this … Continue reading