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Escobar: Paradise Lost
Nick (Josh Hutcherson, THE HUNGER GAMES) thinks he has found paradise when he goes to join his brother in Colombia. A turquoise lagoon, an ivory beach, perfect waves – it’s a dream for this young Canadian surfer. Then he meets Maria, a stunning Colombian girl. They fall madly in love, and everything is going great. That is, until Maria introduces Nick to her uncle: Pablo Escobar.
Benicio del Toro turns in a riveting performance as the Colombian drug lord, whose chilling cinematic presence keeps the film at a heightened state of suspense.

2014 / English and Spanish dialogue with English and Arabic subtitles / Colour / 120 mins
Genre: Romance, Thriller, Action and Biography
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 18+
Contains: Brief Sex, Coarse Language, Extreme Violence and Harsh Images
Director: Andrea Di Stefano
Producer: Dimitri Rassam
Scriptwriter: Andrea Di Stefano
DOP: Luis Sansans
Editor: Maryline Monthieux, David Brenner
Composer: Max Richter
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Brady Corbet, Carlos Bardem, Ana Girardot
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