Escobar

Escobar

Paradise Lost

Book - 2015
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Young surfer Nick thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, he falls madly in love with Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, the famous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Nick finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.
Publisher: [Canada] :, Videoville Showtime,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (120 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Alternative Title: Paradise lost

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VonHafenstaaad
Mar 22, 2017

This was a so-so film about the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. you might be better off watching a documentary about the subject.

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Maoisdead
Feb 06, 2017

This would have been a better movie if it had been edited sequentially- the moving back and forth doesn't work very well. Good performance by Del Toro as Escobar.

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re_discover
Sep 28, 2016

Overall, "Escobar" was a good film; however, it had the potential to be much better if there was more character development, especially of Pablo himself, as well as Nico.

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hammer59
Mar 29, 2016

Worth watching. Escobar portrayed as the murderous thug he proved to be.

Not as strong as "Sicario" or "Savages" but pretty close to those films.

Die in Hell, drug dealers.

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jimg2000
Dec 25, 2015

Interesting thriller about the home life of the legendary Escobar and bloody Colombian drug politics based on the unique experience of a Canadian surfer after he was engaged to the drug lord's niece.

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jimg2000
Dec 25, 2015

Escobar, near the beginning of the film: Well... I've made a deal with the government. Tomorrow, I'll surrender to the authorities. I'll be in jail... for a while. Till things get quiet again. I've called you all in person because I need the help... of the people I trust the most. Our job is to hide our economic power from our enemies. And this treasure is the life and the future of our families and children. And we'll be the only ones to know
where it's hidden.
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Escobar read to his daughter: "When Mowgli stopped to rest, a happy bear wandered over, named Baloo. Baloo figured that the elephant had much to learn..."
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Nick: How did he make all his money?
Maria: Cocaine. People here in Colombia have been chewing coca leaves since the beginning of time. Pablo is just exporting a national product. Most of the money he makes goes to the poor. You go to any of the barrios
and ask the people there: they love him.

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