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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:
Benicio Del Toro ... Pablo Escobar
Josh Hutcherson ... Nick
Brady Corbet ... Dylan
Claudia Traisac ... Maria
Tenoch Huerta ... Roldano Brother (The Boss)
Carlos Bardem ... Drago
Ana Girardot ... Laure
Manuel Antonio Gómez Manuel Antonio Gómez ... Bambi
Lauren Ziemski ... Tourist at Bus Stop
Jaime Correa Jaime Correa ... Dr. Prieto
Laura Londoño Laura Londoño ... Maria Victoria
Micke Moreno Micke Moreno ... Martin
Frank Spano ... Christo
Rossana Uribe ... Store Lady
Elmis Castillo ... Cameraman
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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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Taglines:

Nobody escapes Pable Escobar. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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 See more »

Filming Locations:

Panama See more »

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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:

$4,966,363
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Josh Hutcherson and Claudia Traisac met each other on the set of this film and started dating. See more »

Goofs

In the movie during the Christmas scene, it is shown that Pablo Escobar's wife already had their baby girl when in fact the actual daughter was born in 1984, around the time before or after the assassination of Rodrigo Lara Bonilla in April 1984. See more »

Quotes

Pablo Escobar: [Commenting about the murder of Roldano Brother] Cause God has done nothing to do with it.It was you, Nick.It was your intervention that got those people killed. You're as guilty as I am.
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San Lazaro
Performed by Paola Andrea Álvarez
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Decent movie.
26 March 2015 | by santiagocosmeSee all my reviews

Entertaining!

Paradise Lost tells the story of a foreigner who goes to Colombia with his brother to open a surfing school and ends up falling in love with the niece of the infamous Pablo Escobar, the drug warlord. As you can imagine, his life spirals into chaos as soon as he starts getting serious with that girl. While he seems to be in good terms with the mafia clan at the beginning, as soon as Escobar's life gets complicated and justice tries to trap him, the lives of those around him follow the same disastrous path.

The tension of the movie comes from never knowing if the protagonist's love for his girl is going to be strong enough to put up with living with one of the most dangerous guys on earth at the time, or whether he is going to escape from the obviously choosing the wrong path. It's hard to tell if the movie is based on true events, (google can clarify that I'm sure) but either way, the film might easily have some resemblance with reality, since it is well known by everyone who Escobar was and how ruthless a man he came to be.

I would honestly not hesitate to watch it as a good Sunday afternoon movie. But bear in mind, it's also the type of film that you will easily forget.


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