an awful depiction of colombian drug trafficker. One thing about this film that really grab me is, unlike Blow, or Scarface, which is trying to say that being a drug dealer is cool, but this film shows different angle, by taking the naive young women who smuggled the drug by swallowed it into her stomach. This is a nightmare, a great back to back companion watching with Requiem for a Dream !
Despite portraying a very real threat and lifestyle for many willing to risk their skins for the hope of a better chance, the film takes turns towards a fantastic dimmension undermining the realistic value of the whole. Catalina Sandino is perhaps too poker-faced to convey the drama these women go through and the ending is arguably too patronising and cosy with an USA riddled with its own contradictions and blame.
Marston hat einen Film gemacht, der die Armut der Menschen versteht, ohne aber der Versuchung erliegen, sie zu romantisieren. Er zeigt auf, das die "bösen" Dinge entstehen durch das System der Ökonomie - nicht weil sie von "Bösewichtern" verantwortet werden... die ganze Rezension auf cinegeek.de