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Benicio Del Toro brings out the menace in 'Escobar'

Benicio Del Toro brings out the menace in 'Escobar'

The grandly titled "Escobar: Paradise Lost" follows the fall of not, as Milton would have it, Man, but of one particular (fictional) man, a naive Canadian surfer who finds himself enmeshed in the turbulent life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. When the film opens, Escobar (Benicio Del Toro) is about to go to prison. But before he turns himself in, Escobar wants to hide as much of his "economic power" (drug money) from his enemies (everyone) as he can, which is why he's handing Nick (Josh Hutcherson) a 9-millimeter gun and providing detailed instructions about stashing his loot and then murdering the local farmer enlisted to help. How did Nick get here?...

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