- 04 April 2011
- by Don Simpson
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Director: Nicolas Entel
Writer(s): Nicolas Entel
, Pablo Farina
The titular padre -- Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar -- was gunned down by Medellín (or meddling, depending on your perspective) authorities in 1993. As the leader of the drug cartel that once controlled 80 percent of the global cocaine market, Escobar was public enemy number one (he was also known as the “World’s Greatest Outlaw”). In some circles, Escobar is regarded as the richest and most successful criminal in history (other circles claim he was the second richest criminal ever, after Amado Carrillo Fuentes). In 1989, Forbes magazine estimated Escobar’s personal fortune at $25 billion (U.S.). But all good things must come to an end... Two widely admired Colombian politicians -- Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara and presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan -- were murdered at Escobar’s command after they vowed to shut down his drug trade. Soon, Escobar and
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