The Two Escobars is the latest film by our friends at All Rise, the company that produced prizewinning Favela Rising, the story of Anderson Sá, the vocalist of AfroReggae.

Jeff Zimbalist and his brother Michael have hit a prize-winning formula again with this film that tells the story of two Escobars, both from Medellin and who both met bloody deaths within months of each other The one story, that of Pablo, has been told many times, as the name of the drug kingpin and billionaire has become folklore. Andrés, the Colombian team captain who was shot dead within weeks of scoring an own goal that sealed his team’s early departure from the 1994 World Cup is a less well known figure.

The fates of both men are unraveled to reveal the how Pablo and his millions created the phenomenon known as “narco-soccer”.

The film will be showing on ESPN in the USA on June 22nd and is screening at the LA film festival this weekend. It is notching up 5 star reviews at a breakneck rate and is described by Variety as a “knockout” and “riveting pic”. Unmissable!

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