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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 he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.

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

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26 June 2015 (USA)  »

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Escobar: Paraíso perdido  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$106,869, 28 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$106,869, 28 June 2015
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Andrea Di Stefano's directorial debut. See more »

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Claudia Traisac's accent is Spanish, not Colombian. During the movie, she uses a lot of Mexican and Argentinian words. See more »

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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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Andrea Di Stefano's impressive debut as a director
4 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

In the film Escobar: Paradise Lost, the editing generates excitement and anxiety, creating an interesting and spacial style that reflects a cinematic signature for Andrea Di Stefano's impressive debut as a director. In addition, the hand held camera movement in every scene makes us feel emotions and sensations from Nick's (Josh Hutcherson) point of view throughout the narrative. Furthermore, the very well detailed mis-en-scence reveals thorough study and research of locations, props, and costumes; intensity of colors and light in each frame are magnificent. Moreover, the efficient use of foreground, middle-ground, and background from beginning to end demonstrates a well-designed piece of art. In the plot, we find murder, corrupt governmental, news, and prison systems, a love story, and a web of lies crafted by power-hungry Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro). It was important for the form not to get in the way of the content in order tell the story in a realistic way, involve the audience, and help them understand the social structure of Colombia at that time. Nick is the most important character in this love story, and he is an innocent victim, used as a marionette by Escobar, the world's most dangerous person.


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