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Loving Pablo (2017)

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A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Bardem ... Pablo Escobar
Penélope Cruz ... Virginia Vallejo
Peter Sarsgaard ... Shepard
Julieth Restrepo ... Maria Victoria Henao
Óscar Jaenada ... Santoro
Fredy Yate ... Pelado
Ricardo Niño ... Careta
Pedro Calvo Pedro Calvo ... Gatillero
Joavany Alvarez Joavany Alvarez ... Ignacio Velarde
David Valencia ... Santos
Santiago Londoño Santiago Londoño ... Hermosilla
Juan Sebastián Calero ... Carlos Corral
Quique Mendoza Quique Mendoza ... Abel Monje
Ariel Sierra Ariel Sierra ... Salvador Martín
Julio Nava Julio Nava ... Garza
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In 1981, Virginia Vallejo is a famous Colombia's journalist and TV news anchorwoman who is invited to a VIPs party in the ranch of Pablo Escobar, a low-born man who gained money and power with drug trafficking together his friends, turning them in the new generation of rich men of the country. Seduced by his charisma, Virginia starts a passionate love affair with Escobar despite he's a family man married with María Victoria. Along the 80's years, Escobar becomes famous in his try to better the life of the low-born people of Medellín and raising a politician carrier in the Colombia's congress, but Virginia starts to understand Escobar's real power controlling an empire of crime in Colombia and spreading his drug by all USA. It causes that the DEA's agent Shepard interests by his business and by Virginia, contacting her looking for a way to stop him. With the President Belisario Betancur allying with USA to stop Escobar and extradite him to judge outside Colombia, this last one starts a... Written by Chockys

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R for strong violent content, some sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Spain | Bulgaria

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loving Pablo See more »

Filming Locations:

Colombia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€14,582,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,564, 7 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,017, 11 October 2018
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second time in seventeen years that Penelope Cruz has starred in a film that featured Pablo Escobar - the first one was in 2001's Blow, where she played the wife of Johnny Depp's character George Jung, who met with the notorious Columbian drug lord. See more »

Quotes

Virginia Vallejo: [Last line] He asked me to tell his story. He just didn't tell me who to tell.
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That film should be in Spanish
18 February 2018 | by bruitsarthurSee all my reviews

Why anyone (the director?) made Spanish actors speak bad English in a story which is supposed to take place in a Spanish speaking country with Spanish speaking characters is a mysterious to me. It makes the otherwise well intended film unnatural and completely unbelievable, in my mind it turns the film into a B-movie, frankly unbearable to watch. What a waste of good actors! In an age when even HBO has understood that subtitles are indispensable when you want to make your story to be authentic and credible, I think that decision is the worst flaw of the film.


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