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Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

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In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams - and then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.

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Nicko and his brother take off from Canada in search of an easier life on the beaches of Colombia. Nicko meets a girl in the local village and they quickly fall in love, only for Nicko to later find out that Maria's uncle is the drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar. His life takes a dramatic turn after meeting El Patron, and Nick is forced into impossible situations to try and keep his family safe, but does Pablo have other ideas? Written by Steve Watson

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Rated R for violence including grisly images | See all certifications »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$106,869 (USA) (26 June 2015)

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$106,869 (USA) (26 June 2015)
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Andrea Di Stefano's directorial debut. See more »

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When Nick is hiding in the car, there is a hole in the cover that is projecting a focused circle of light on his face. In reality, the overcast weather would produce very diffused light and therefore the light projected on Nick's face would be a soft glow, not a focused circle. See more »

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Pablo Escobar: I help you out because I come from poor beginnings.
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Why a poor nation loves a fraud?
9 December 2014 | by (Istanbul) – See all my reviews

First thing I have to say about the movie: Benicio Del Toro. Although I am not a big fan of him, this movie shines with his charisma. Great performance from the first scene to the last.

Although the movie is about the clash between a mafia leader and his niece's boyfriend, there are several subtexts that can be pulled out. One of them is the love around this drug dealer by the fellow People of his country. He starts a fight against the government and he gets as many supporters as the legal side; maybe even more.

Josh Hutcherson gives us hope for the future movies with his great talent despite his moderate outlook. Throughout the movie you can't stop looking at amazingly beautiful Maria (Claudia Traisac) and I can't say these two both are the perfect match.

A few words for the director,Andrea Di Stefano; this is a very impressive story-telling for a first movie. I believe we'll hear more about him very soon.


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