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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 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 Fredy Yate ... Pelado
Ricardo Niño ... Careta
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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Storyline

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 »

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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

The movie is based on Virginia Vallejo's bestselling memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar. See more »

Goofs

In the highway plane landing in Florida there are mountains in the background. See more »

Quotes

Virginia Vallejo: If you are going to cry over a man, better in a private jet than a bus.
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A different point of view.
27 August 2018 | by Kratistos_94See all my reviews

If you have watched Narcos, this film is going to be like a brief summary for you. The plot is based on the book "Loving Pablo, hating Escobar" written by Virginia Vallejo. According to her point of view, she gives her version of Escobar's story and his crimes. Bardem and Cruz give an extraordinary performance in this film, Bardem looks like the real Pablo. For this reason, I agree with the other users who are saying that the film would have been better in Spanish (like Narcos). Apart from that, I recommend this film if you are interested in Escobar's story.


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