Manos Sucias
North American Premiere

Manos Sucias

| USA, Colombia | 82 MINUTES | Spanish | English subtitles
Drama, Thriller, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, ‘Jacobo,’ a desperate fisherman and Delio, a naive kid, embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars of cocaine up the Pacific coast of Colombia. While Jacobo is a seasoned trafficker, young Delio is unprepared for the grim reality. Shot entirely on location—in areas that bear the indelible scars of drug trafficking and guerrilla warfare—director Josef Kubota Wladyka establishes a sense of place with meticulous sensitivity, capturing the visceral paradox of incredible vibrancy yet devastating poverty which permeate this war-torn region. Refusing to glamorize the drug trade, Manos Sucias instead offers a rare glimpse of its devastating effects. Executive Produced by Spike Lee.

-Holly Voges

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Josef Wladyka
Josef Wladyka’s shorts and commercials have screened at festivals around the world and on Jet Blue Airlines, which have earned him nominations for a Young Director’s Award and a Porsche Student Advertising Award. Wladyka holds an MFA from NYU Tisch Graduate Film where he won a Spike Lee Fellowship. Manos Sucias is the recipient of 2 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Awards and the Canon Camera Award.
Josef Wladyka
Alan Blanco & Josef Wladyka
Elena Greenlee, Márcia Nunes
Kristan Sprague
Alan Blanco
Executive Producer
Spike Lee, Mary Regency Boies, Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen
Mirlanda Torres Zapata, Carolina Caicedo
Cristian Advincula, Jarlin Martinez, Manuel David Riascos, Hadder Blandon

US Sales Contact
Mark Ankner
Endeavor Content
Beverly Hills , CA 90212
Phone: 310 285 9000
Print Source
Márcia Nunes
Tenacious Productions
New York, 10011
Phone: 917 903 0642
International Sales Contact
Márcia Nunes
Tenacious Productions
New York, 10011
Phone: 917 903 0642
Press Contact
Lauren Asher
Sunshine Sachs & Associates
West Hollywood, 90069
Phone: 323-822-9300


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