The two Escobars

DVD - 2010 - Spanish
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The two Escobars
While rival drug cartels warred in the streets, the Columbian national soccer team took a rapid rise to glory, with Andres Escobar its inspirational captain. Meanwhile the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar, pioneered "Narco-soccer". After a mistake by Andres led to a loss at the 1994 World Cup, less than ten days later he was gunned down outside a bar, a tragedy documented in this thriller about the intersection of crime and sport. "En una época en la que el dinero de la droga alimentaba al deporte conocido como "Narcofútbol", el destino de Andrés Escobar, el inspirador capitán de Atlético Nacional, y el de Pablo Escobar, el archiconocido lider del Cartel de Medellin, estuvieron permanentamente interconectados. Cuando Andrés fue asesinado 10 días después de haber anotado un gol en contra frente a Estados Unidos, en la primera ronda de la Copa del Mundo de 1994, el país perdió más que a un héroe nacional. Con imágenes nunca antes vistas provenientes de los archivos personales de los parientes de Pablo y nuevas entrevistas con los compañeros y familiares de Andrés, The Two Escobars es un thriller "complejo y ambicioso" (New York Times) y, para, 'el mejor documental sobre fútbol jamás filmado'."--Container.

Publisher: [S.l.] : ESPN Home Entertainment : Distributed by Team Marketing, c2010
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD SPANISH 364.177 TWO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: 2 Escobars


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A thrilling, bittersweet contrast between Andres Escobar, team captain of the 1994 Colombian squad who died ten days after his famous own goal, and Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug kingpin whose presence was always hovering over the team.

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Mar 26, 2015
  • lsmir rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A gripping and insightful account to Colombia's "narco-football" era. This documentary includes interviews with key personalities of the time, stunning visuals and interesting details about all aspects of this topic. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the links between politics, crime and sport. It's not just for sports fans!

Nov 23, 2014
  • avisualfeel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This film captured the excitement of Columbia's national soccer teams rise to fame. Great interviews with the soccer players who describe the frenzy and even one of Pablos key people who gives their side of how things went down. Economics, power, intimidation, wealth and the craziness of it all.


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