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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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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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A thorough documentary.
19 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

The main reason why I think people should watch this documentary is because it shows, in less than 90 minutes and based on the true story of a country, where corruption, the pursuit of power and drug trading can take you to.

Just like many drug dealers don't think about how they will end up ruining their lives by entering the business, Pablo Escobar, one of the most successful of them all, most likely never thought it would ruin his life and affect his family's even decades after his death. Fortunately their stories remain there as a warning that we shouldn't ignore and that "Sins of my father" reminds the audience.

This documentary is everything from the personal struggle of Escobar's son to deal with his father's life, to the fight of a country trying to become a better place but finding powerful obstacles inside and outside of its borders. It is about the human nature of doing good and about the human nature (which can be awaken early during the childhood) to do bad and destroy.

Finally it is a story about regret, forgiveness and the direction in which we all should go: "pa' adelante".


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