Radius-TWC has released the Escobar: Paradise Lost trailer online. The film follows a young Canadian (Josh Hutcherson) who goes to Columbia and falls in love with a local girl (Claudia Traisac), but gets caught up in the criminal empire of her uncle, drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro). Paradise Lost carried a lot of potential, especially with Del Toro playing Escobar, but I found the film to be a massive disappointment when I saw it at TIFF. This trailer saves people the trouble of seeing the movie by basically showing the entire plot minus some shots that are misleading since they’re taken out of context.
Hit the jump to check out the Escobar: Paradise Lost trailer. The film opens January 16th.
Escobar: Paradise Lost Trailer:
Here’s the TIFF description for the film:
Told from the perspective of Nick (Josh Hutcherson), an innocent surfer from Canada, Escobar: Paradise Lost unfolds during the final years of Escobar’s reign. Nick and his brother Dylan (Brady Corbet) set up a modest surfing retreat near Medellin, where Nick meets the woman of his dreams, Maria (Claudia Traisac), who is busy campaigning for her politician uncle. That uncle turns out to be Pablo (Academy Award-winner Benicio del Toro), who invites Nick to a party at his “cottage,” a sprawling, Xanadu-like jungle fortress. When he hears of the trouble Nick and Dylan are having with some local thugs, Pablo vows to “take care of it.” The thugs turn up dead, and suddenly Nick finds himself immersed in a world of wild extravagance, corruption and bloodshed – one he will find nearly impossible to escape.