• Escobar: Paradise Lost
  • Escobar: Paradise Lost
  • Escobar: Paradise Lost

Escobar: Paradise Lost

by Andrea Di Stefano Gala Premieres

Columbia in the 1980s. The young Canadian Nick and his brother Dylan build a small surfer’s paradise on a pristine, coconut palm fringed beach. When Nick meets the beautiful Columbian Maria, he falls in love immediately. Maria is busy campaigning for her beloved politician uncle – who is none other than the notoriously ruthless drug lord Pablo Escobar. Soon Nick is introduced to the family of his belle, and invited to celebrate the Patrón’s birthday at his luxurious residence ‘La Hacienda’. This new environment is as equally fascinating to the young man as it is unsettling. When he realizes what he’s got himself into, it’s already too late. Based on actual events, director Andrea Di Stefano’s drama is a nerve-racking thriller that allows Benicio del Toro’s talent to prevail.


  • Genre: Thriller
  • Country, Year: France, Spain, Belgium, 2014
  • Runtime: 114 Min
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Andrea Di Stefano
  • Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Brady Corbet, Carlos Bardem, Ana Girardot
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  • Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano
  • Cinematography: Luis Sansans
  • Editors: Maryline Monthieux, David Brenner
  • Music: Max Richter
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  • Producer: Dimitri Rassam
  • Co-Producers: Romain Le Grand, Frédérique Dumas, Miguel Angel Faura, Isaac Torras Molist, Sylvain Goldberg, Serge de Poucques, Adrian Politowski, Gilles Waterkeyn
  • Executive Producers: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Moritz Borman
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  • Production Companies: Chapter 2, Pathé International (FR), Orange Studio, Roxbury, Paradise Lost Film A.I.E, Nexus Factory
  • World Sales: Pathé International (FR)
  • Swiss Distribution: Pathé Films AG
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