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Colombia revisits violent past in Pablo Escobar biopic

Colombia revisits violent past in Pablo Escobar biopic

When it comes to drug lords, there's no matching Pablo Escobar. More than two decades after he was gunned down, his vast wealth, megalomania and ruthless violence still mesmerize, as evidenced by the attention surrounding Netflix's upcoming series "Narcos" about the cartel boss. The biopic promises to be an authentic portrayal of Escobar, so it's only natural that Brazilian director and executive producer Jose Padilha chose to film the 10-episode series in Medellin, the murder capital of the world during the drug kingpin's heyday in the 1980s. Filming the series here would have been unthinkable a few years ago, with Colombians still blaming Escobar for their...

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