TIFF 2017 Movie Review: COCAINE PRISON (Bolivia/Australia/France 2017) ***

Festival Reviews

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2017. Go to TIFF 2017 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

From inside Bolivia’s craziest prison a cocaine worker, a drug mule and his little sister reveal the countries relationship with cocaine.

Director: Violeta Ayala
Writers: Violeta Ayala (story),
Stars: Daisy Torres, Hernan Torres, Mario Bernal

Review by Gilbert Seah

Shot in Bolivia — including inside the notorious San Sebastian prison — over five years, Violeta Ayala’s COCAINE PRISON takes a close look at two subjects – the cocaine trade and the conditions of the prison.

What the audience sees is definitely shocking in this engaging film. The film follows Hernan and his sister Deisy, two Bolivian teenagers going to high school in Cochabamba with dreams of starting a band. Hernan gets caught and put to jail after attempting to…

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