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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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Amazing Documentary
7 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best documentaries I have ever seen, I believe have ever been made. I stumbled onto it by accident on Netflix and I am so glad that took the time to watch it. The myth of Pablo Escobar is examined and the damning repercussions that he had on his family, and the family of the victims of his violence is made bare before us. The idea to document this all is absolutely amazing, and serves as a stark reminder of how power corrupts and how sometimes you have to stand up for something whatever the cost may be. We have all seen Scarface and marveled at Tony Montana excessive life, but this is the real deal and you get to see the highs and the lows.

Make sure you catch the animation at the start of the documentary which is meant to show you the journey of cocaine from the plant to our streets. Its very well done set against the backdrop of a lush jungle and gunshots.

Two thumbs up for this documentary. And another one for the sons who got together to try and "break bread" and move forward with no hard feelings.


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