Executive producer Spike Lee takes us up river with a torpedo full of cocaine in Manos Sucias (Dirty Hands), the taut feature debut from Josef Kubota Wladyka. Three men accept a job from gangsters in Colombia’s dangerous port city Buenaventura, then journey through the murky waters of the Pacific posing as fishermen, guided by a mysterious set of coordinates. In order to get ahead they risk conflict with locals, the narco-police and their fellow traffickers, in this unbearably tense account of life at the bottom of the food chain in the international drug trade.

Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here.

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