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Pecados de mi padre (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 December 2009 (Colombia)
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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 »


Nicolas Entel
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Cast overview:
Jorge Enrique Abello Jorge Enrique Abello ... Narrator (voice)
Pablo Escobar ... Self (archive footage)
Sebastian Marroquín Sebastian Marroquín ... Self - son of Pablo Escobar
María Isabel Santos María Isabel Santos ... Self - widow of Pablo Escobar
Rodrigo Lara Rodrigo Lara ... Self - son of Rodrigo Lara Bonilla
Rodrigo Lara Bonilla Rodrigo Lara Bonilla ... Self (archive footage)
Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno ... Self (archive footage)
Luis Carlos Galán Luis Carlos Galán ... Self (archive footage)
Carlos Fernando Galán Carlos Fernando Galán ... Self - Luis Carlos Galán's son
Juan Manuel Galán Juan Manuel Galán ... Self - Luis Carlos Galán's son
Claudio Galán Claudio Galán ... Self - Luis Carlos Galán's son
César Gaviria Trujillo César Gaviria Trujillo ... Self - president of Colombia 1990-1994 (as César Gaviria)
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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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I was expecting much more insight, disappointing. Go watch Narcos, it's waaay better
29 September 2016 | by marcu_ioana_aSee all my reviews

I just finished the season 2 of Narcos and I was intrigued by Pablo Escobar's life, so I thought this documentary will only help me find out more about the spice and the highs of El Padron.

Seems I was so wrong. This is just an attempt to make some more money from the well known Escobar's life, this is just an excuse of documentary. I am saying that because the movie doesn't show us anything outstanding, other than some shots from the 80s - 90s with Escobar at Napoles villa, with his involvement in the political life and with his son saying how sorry he is and how he has become a pacifist.

The most important scene of the movie is so predictable and sooo made for politics! (you'll understand what I'm saying if you'll want to waste your time and watch this).

So, the big picture is one of a son that has become a pacifist and a lamb so pure and so tormented by his father's sins that he still makes living out of the past and his father's history, a woman that was married to live the good life together with Colombia's most fearful criminal and hasn't said a word to the authorities and she is now playing the "I didn't want to be part of this" role and some tapes with Escobar's voice, either singing to his son or talking to the authorities and swearing.

For this, I say you'd better watch Narcos. Far more accurate and objective!

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