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Maria Full of Grace, 2004

Maria Full of Grace
Starring: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Virginia Ariza
Directed by: Joshua Marston
Written by: Joshua Marston
Language:  Spanish, English
Country:  USA, Colombia
Runtime:  101 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Maria Full of Grace is bittersweet, thought provoking, and tense. The plot centers around juvenile delinquency, innocence lost, and drug dealing. It is a drama, independent, and crime movie. Stylistically, Maria Full of Grace features realism and stars a strong female character. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in an urban environment. Maria Full of Grace is set in Colombia and New York. It happens in contemporary times. The movie is known for being a Sundance Festival winner and critically acclaimed. Note that Maria Full of Grace includes drugs/alcohol and profanity.

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Catalina Sandino Moreno and director Joshua Marston on the set of Maria Full of Grace (2004)
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This debut feature film by Joshua Marston tells the suspenseful and absorbing story of Maria, a poor,... more

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Language: Spanish, English
Country: USA, Colombia
Release date: 9 December 2004
Runtime: 101 min

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Catalina Sandino Moreno Catalina Sandino Moreno As María Álvarez
Virginia Ariza Virginia Ariza As Juana
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Sustains a documentary authenticity that is as astonishing as it is offhand. Even when you're on the edge of your seat, it never sacrifices a calm, clear-sighted humanity for the sake of melodrama or cheap moralizing.
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In its vitality and finesse, Maria Full of Grace is all of a piece -- and both artistically and spiritually itself full of grace.
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This one will be remembered for decades. A superb performance from Moreno. An examining tone that avoids simple moralisms and polarized charactures. A tense thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A finale that is heartbreaking,...
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18.March.2009 |  by: charlie_stokes
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a sad story about a young teenage who risk her life and transfer drugs to the USA for earning money. The film shows in the drug industry we can also find an innocence girl and not only tough guys, that the drive for money cause her to make this...
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