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Opening in the summer of 1991, young Canadian surfer Nick is called into a cartel’s hideout and tasked with committing a murder on the drug lord’s behalf. Speeding off on his mission along the dark road and hardly able to keep his breath, Nick is stuck in a conundrum that only becomes clear as it flashes back to 1983.
Arriving on the Colombian coast to run a surf camp with his eager brother (Corbet), Nick meets the smarmy Maria (Traisac), and quickly falls for her. The sunny beaches provide a notable visual contrast to the murkier scenes that follow, as Nick gradually realizes the extent of Escobar’s power. At social gatherings, Escobar’s domineering personality leaves Nick in a confused state about his priorities.
Escobar: Paradise Lost (also known as Paradise Lost) is a French-Spanish romantic thriller film, written and directed by Andrea Di Stefano. It is the directorial debut of Di Stefano. The film chronicles the life of a surfer, who falls in love while visiting his brother in Colombia and finds out that the girl’s uncle is Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2014. RADiUS-TWC acquired the North American distribution rights of the film in February 2014 and was released the film on January 16, 2015 in United States.
Escobar: Paradise Lost
Directed by: Andrea Di Stefano
Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Benicio Del Toro, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Carlos Bardem, Ana Girardot, Laura Londoño, Lauren Ziemski
Screenplay by: Andrea Di Stefano
Production Design by: Carlos Conti
Cinematography by: Luis David Sansans
Film Editing by: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Costume Design by: Marylin Fitoussi
Set Decoration by: Camila Arocha
MPAA Rating: R for violence including grisly images.
Studio: Radius / TWC
Release Date: January 16, 2015