Watch the Trailer for “Manos Sucias,” A Story of Narco-Torpedo-Trafficking in Central America

by Owen James Burke

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Screenshot from “Manos Sucias,” written and directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka and produced by Spike Lee

“Manos Sucias” is the story of an impressionable young man and a desperate old fishermen who are tasked with trafficking a cocaine-filled submarine and torpedo (known as a “narco-torpedo”) from Colombia to Panama. Apart from the high seas, they navigate military, militias and rival gangs along the way.

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Screenshot from “Manos Sucias,” written and directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka and produced by Spike Lee

“I want to make it clear that this film isn’t Scarface; it’s not Blow, it’s not glamorizing Pablo Escobar. This film is about the unseen faces that are sacrificed every day in the drug trade. We are going to shoot in these real places, and put the real people and faces in front of the camera.” — Writer and Director Josef Kubota Wladyka

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Screenshot from “Manos Sucias,” written and directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka and produced by Spike Lee

The only thing more terrifying than trafficking drugs or weapons is trafficking them both together, by sea.

Watch the story behind the film (due in theaters on April 3rd), and the trailer below:

And here’s another trailer from Apple. Get updates on the film’s website and twitter page. — OJB

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