Colombia, the two Escobars @ the London Football Film Festival. 27 Sept

Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medellín Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest football star in Colombia. The two were not related, but their fates were inextricably and fatally intertwined. Pablo’s drug money had turned Andres’ national team into South American champions, favored to win the 1994 World Cup in Los Angeles. It was there, in a game against the U.S., that Andres committed one of the most shocking mistakes in soccer history, scoring an “own goal” that eliminated his team from the competition and ultimately cost him his life.

The Two Escobars is a riveting examination of the intersection of sports, crime, and politics. For Colombians, football was far more than a game: their entire national identity rode on the success or failure of their team. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist’s fast and furious documentary plays out on an ever-expanding canvas, painting a fascinating portrait of Pablo, Andres, and a country in the grips of a violent, escalating civil war.

FILM INFORMATION

RATING: TBC * RUNNING TIME: 110 mins * DIRECTOR(S): Michael Zimbalist, Jeff Zimbalist * GENRE: Documentary

Venue: Everyman Hampstead Cinema, 5 Holly Bush Vale, Hampstead NW3 6TX 

Time/Date: 6PM, Sept 27

Tickets: Book Online Here or call hotline 0871 906 9060 * adults £13. Children £8.50

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