'Escobar: Paradise Lost': Telluride Review
Italian actor Andrea Di Stefano’s directorial debut is a melodrama about notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar
A fresh dramatic perspective breathes some welcome new life into the modern drug trade genre in Escobar: Paradise Lost. This ambitious directorial debut by Italian actor Andrea Di Stefanotakes some helpful hints from The Godfather in concentrating on the family circle around a notorious criminal figure, making possible a multi-dimensional view of the notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar which is further aided by a full-bodied performance from Benicio del Toro.
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