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Sins of My Father (2009)
"Pecados de mi padre" (original title)

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This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his son, Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. In... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Himself (archive footage)
Luis Carlos Galán ...
Himself (archive footage)
Sebastian Marroquín ...
Himself, son of Pablo Escobar
María Isabel Santos ...
Herself, widow of Pablo Escobar


This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his son, Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. In Nicolas Entel's film Sebastian tells of his extraordinary childhood, growing up with a father he loved but whom he knew to be Colombia's enemy number one. He tells of times of extraordinary luxury and extravagance, and other times on the run. And Sebastian and his widow open the family vaults to share their private and long hidden archives. But this is also the story of two of Escobar's most prominent victims, the Minister of Justice and a politician about to be elected President of Colombia, as told by their sons. They were among hundreds that Escobar had killed in the 1980's. The film follows Sebastian as he tries to break the cycle of revenge and assassination by seeking reconciliation with the sons of his father's victims. Written by Anonymous

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10 December 2009 (Colombia)  »

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Pecados de mi padre  »

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one of the best documentaries I have ever seen
1 June 2011 | by (paranodia) – See all my reviews

So I watched the documentary from 2009 Sins of my father, well was it good, I say Si. This documentary was about the worlds most ruthless drug lord, "el jefe" the now deceased Pablo Escobar. However, that is just part of the tale that is told. The main story is actually about his son Sebastian, and his journey to find peace in his own life. He has not followed in his father's foot steps, and in fact wants nothing to do with the world his father lived in, but shows that he loved his father very much and bears the guilt for his fathers atrocities. A big part of the story is about Sebastian seeking forgiveness, from the sons of two of the men his father had assassinated. The story of Pablo Escobar is fascinating, his son's story is fascinating, the story of the sons of the men Pablo killed is fascinating. This movie was simply incredible. There are several times throughout the movie you see Pablo as a dedicated father and family man. You even hear him sing opera at one point, very well I might add. I have long waited for a movie about the life of Pablo Escobar, this real life tale is better than anything Hollywood could ever imagine and far more moving than a gangster flick could ever be. if you like concise reviews of interesting films please read my other reviews at

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