Maria Full of Grace

Synopsis: In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant seventeen years old Maria supports her family with her salary working in a floriculture. She is fired and with a total lack of perspective of finding a new job, she decides to accept the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to USA with sixty-two pellets of cocaine in her stomach. Once in New York, things do not happen as planned.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Joshua Marston
Production: New Line Cinema
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 41 wins & 33 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

See you later, honey.

We still need 40 dozens, standard.

No more uncuts. That's enough.

So, Blanca, did you see him?

I waited by the plaza but he never came.

- How long did you wait?

- Don't laugh.

I'm not laughing.

Tell me how long you waited.

I didn't really like him anyway.

In any case...

check out that guy over there.

He looks at me and smiles like that

all the time.


you want to go to your house?

No, Juan.

Where do you want to go then?

I don't know. Somewhere else.


How about up there?

The roof? Why there?

Why not?

Come on.

It's not even that high.


What are you, crazy?

See how you treat me, Juan? You're a drag.

Let's not get started with this, okay?

If I go up, will you follow me?

Then what?

Are we gonna do it up there?

Come down and we'll go to your house.

Come down.

Come on. It's your turn.

No way.

Come up. I have to tell you something.

You know what, I'm gonna take off.

Then go. I'm not moving.

You can come down the way you went up.

Alone. See ya.

I'm really worried. He's constipated.

What are you doing?

He hasn't sh*t in two days.

Diana, relax. He'll go when he goes.

Don't bother him.

Maria, don't comb your hair

in the dining room.

Diana, he's cranky because

you're kneading his stomach...

like a ball of dough.

Come here, Pachito.

You're scaring him, Maria.

Diana, pass him to me.

Come, sit down.

Mom, will you fix a tea for him?

You know those teas don't do anything.

Take him to the doctor.

No, Grandma, I don't trust that doctor.

You don't have to take him anywhere.

He's fine.

What are you looking for?

I'm not sure, Grandma.

I don't feel like bread.

I said the white ones at 40.

What happened?


What's wrong?

Can I go to the bathroom?


I don't feel well.

You're four bins under this hour,

and three last hour.

How will you catch up

if you're in the bathroom all the time?

Please, I'll be quick.

I have 84 workers in this section...

and everyone else puts their head down

and does their job.

But with you, it's like a constant tug-of-war.

At this point I don't know what to...

What the hell? What's wrong with you?

Look at this mess. This is disgusting.

What are you going to do with these now?

Tell me. What are you going to do?

Pick them up.

Take them over there.

Hurry up.

Clean them.

Be careful of the buds.

But if they're already ruined.

I don't care. Clean them off.

I want all those roses clean.

And when you're done with that

you can go back...

and make up what you owe me.

Is that clear?

Yes, sir.

Is everything okay?

It's 9,600.

Maria, give me the money.

- And why should I pay?

- It's for Pacho. He started vomiting.

Where's your money?


I give up all I make and Diana doesn't

put in anything.

And I have to pay for the kid's medicine?

Don't start with me, Maria.

Just give me the money.

You can keep the money

from your next check.

I don't know why everything

is so difficult with you.

Well, there won't be a next check.

Because I quit my job.




But why?

They wouldn't let me go to the bathroom.

Not once?

It's not just that.

I don't like how they treat me.

So what are you going to do now?

You are so stupid, Maria.

Why don't you shut up?

Don't tell me to shut up.

- They treated me like sh*t.

- Why can't you just deal?

- Why should I put up with it?

- Why don't you think of the family?

Quiet! That's enough.

- You have to go and apologize to your boss.

- I'm not going back.

- What are you going to do?

- I'll find another job.

Another job?

There's nothing but flowers here.

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Joshua Marston

Joshua Jacob Marston (born August 13, 1968) is an American screenwriter and film director best known for the film Maria Full of Grace. Born in Los Angeles County, California, he graduated from Beverly Hills High School. Marston worked in Paris as an intern for Life, then for ABC News during the Gulf War. He returned to the United States and earned a master's degree in Political science from University of Chicago in 1994 before earning a Master of Fine Arts in film at New York University.Marston also directed an episode of Six Feet Under, and Episode 7 of The Newsroom in 2012. Marston directed a segment of the collective film New York, I Love You. His 2011 film The Forgiveness of Blood premiered in competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival and competed for the Golden Bear. Along with Andamion Murataj, Marston won the Silver Bear for Best Script.In 2016, Marston made his English-language debut on Complete Unknown starring Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released on August 26, 2016 by Amazon Studios & IFC Films. Marston is currently directing Come Sunday for Netflix. more…

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