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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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Andrea Di Stefano's directorial debut. See more »

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The flag flying outside the Canadian embassy is not the Canadian flag. See more »

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Pablo Escobar: I help you out because I come from poor beginnings.
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Great movie, but it was a wasted chance for an 'unforgettable' movie
19 May 2015 | by (Palestine) – See all my reviews

After watching a movie like 'Blow' (about George Jung) or Goodfellas (about Henry Hill) this movie seemed horribly irrelevant from Escobar's life. The movie, and plot, are both excellent but the main focus is not Escobar himself, and his story was not fully told but rather a story of this white dude who becomes friends with him and gets in trouble.

I think this would have made a great movie if it didn't have the title of "Escobar" because it really isn't a movie about him. Escobar (character) appeared in many other great movies but wasn't the main focus, and that worked. This title, however, is unfair because now this movie will be the main one about Escobar while it shows nothing of him.

Hats off to Benicio del Toro, another solid performance!


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