Maria Full of Grace DVD - 2004 film directed by Joshua Marston. A young Colombian girl accepts a risky offer (swallowing pellets of heroin) in order to escape her country for the United States. In Spanish and English. A bright, spirited 17-year old, Maria Alvarez, lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia and works stripping thorns from flowers in a rose plantation. The offer of a lucrative job involving travel--in fact, becoming a drug 'mule'--changes the course of her life. Far from the uneventful trip she is promised, Maria is transported into the risky and ruthless world of international drug trafficking. Her mission becomes one of determination and survival and she finally emerges with the grace that will carry her forward into a new life. Stars Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paola Vega and Virginia Ariza. Rated R for drug content and language, 101 minutes. Audio in Spanish with optional subtitles in English, Spanish or French. DVD includes audio commentary with the writer/director Joshua Marston.