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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 meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.

Director:

Andrea Di Stefano

Writers:

Andrea Di Stefano (as Andrea di Stefano), Andrea Di Stefano (adaptation) (as Andrea di Stefano) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Hutcherson ... Nick
Benicio Del Toro ... Pablo Escobar
Brady Corbet ... Dylan
Claudia Traisac ... Maria
Tenoch Huerta ... Roldano Brother (The Boss)
Ana Girardot ... Laure
Carlos Bardem ... Drago
Juan Francisco Selles ... Cop Madrigal
Laura Londoño Laura Londoño ... Maria Victoria
Lauren Ziemski ... Tourist at Bus Stop
Frank Spano ... Christo
Álex Quiroga Álex Quiroga ... Felipe
Manuel Antonio Gómez Manuel Antonio Gómez ... Bambi
Micke Moreno Micke Moreno ... Martin
Henry Twohy ... Party Guest
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Shot entirely in Panama. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Pablo Escobar: I help you out because I come from poor beginnings.
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Connections

Version of Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (2012) See more »

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Se Fue Mi Amor
Written by Franck Reyes
Performed by Franck Reyes
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The Escobar Games
11 July 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I guess a role like that in Hunger Games can make comparisons like that easy. Also if you spend most of the time with Josh instead of Benicio (playing Escobar) you might feel tempted to question what the movie is actually about. But there are hints at the beginning which become bigger towards the end.

I'm not sure, that's how Escobar actually was. But the man depicted is anything but a Saint, even if he might have done some nice things for his people. Obviously some things are heightened for movie purposes especially towards the end. The suspense is there, but the movie might be even better, if there was more of Escobar. His character being mesmerizing every time he is on screen. But maybe that was the reason. He came off too good and therefor might have confused people (again especially towards the end) ... Decent effort of a real crime thriller


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Spain | Belgium | Panama

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escobar: Paradise Lost See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$106,869, 28 June 2015

Gross USA:

$195,792

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,760,531
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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