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Maria Full of Grace
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1 Nomination
Year 2004
Director Joshua Marston
Writer Joshua Marston
Starring Catalina Sandino Moreno, Virgina Ariza, Guilied Lopez
77th Academy Awards

Maria Full of Grace is a 2004 joint Colombian-American drama film written and directed by Joshua Marston, who won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Lead actress Catalina Sandino Moreno was named Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in the 77th Academy Awards.



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.