Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Release Date - Jan 16, 2015 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Spain , Italy   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Andrea Di Stefano's crime drama Escobar: Paradise Lost stars Josh Hutcherson as Nick, an American who opens a surf shop in Colombia. Nick begins dating a young woman, who turns out to be the niece of the feared and powerful drug lord Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro). When Nick gets involved in a feud with a rival store, Escobar puts a definitive end to the dispute, and soon the young man finds himself drawn into Escobar's world of crime, power, and hedonism. Eventually, he must decide what he is willing to do in order to keep this new lifestyle. Escobar: Paradise Lost screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

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crisis-of-conscience, drug-lord, niece