Sins of My Father

Sins of My Father opens with the menacing sound of Pablo Escobar's voice over images of violent acts in Colombia. In the 1980s, the drug lord was responsible for a slew of murders, including those of the country's justice minister and a presidential candidate, before he was murdered himself. This documentary depicts Escobar as seen through the eyes of his son Juan Pablo, who fled Colombia with his mother following his father's death. Juan Pablo changed his name to Sebastian Marroquin and went on to lead a "normal" life. Filmmaker Nicolas Entel met Sebastian and persuaded him to tell his story for the camera. His father's crimes still cast a shadow over his life and he wants to make amends. And so we see him writing a letter to the children of his father's two most prominent victims, Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara Bonilla and the charismatic politician Luis Carlos Galán. And we also learn just how devastating the violent loss of one's father can be, irrespective of what kind of person he was. Against the backdrop of archive footage, the children discuss their fathers' lives. Meanwhile, attempts are made to organize a meeting between Escobar's son and the children of the drug lord's victims.

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