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ESCOBAR (2017)

ESCOBAR <span>(2017)</span> artwork

ESCOBAR (2017)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 123

Release dates 05/11/2018, 14/09/2018

Ratings Info strong violence, language, sex, drug misuse, references to sexual violence

Genre(s) Drama, Crime

Director(s) Fernando León de Aranoa

Cast includes Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard, Julieth Restrepo, Óscar Jaenada, Fredy Yate

Summary ESCOBAR is a crime drama following the life of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, seen from the perspective of his former mistress.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 04/09/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ESCOBAR is a crime thriller following the life of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, seen from the perspective of his former mistress.

Violence

Scenes of violence include shootings and beatings with resultant bloody detail. In one sequence it is implied a man is cut up with a chainsaw, but no gory detail is shown. In another scene a dog has been tied to a man's back and is subsequently beaten, causing it to savage the man's neck. However, there is no evidence that the animal was cruelly treated during the making of the film.

In one sequence a man warns a woman what could happen to her if his enemies were to kidnap her, graphically describing gang rape and genital mutilation. This is not visualised, nor does the threat come to pass.

Language

There is use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') and milder terms including 'whore', 'bitch', 'pussy' and 'faggot'.

Sex

Scenes include intercourse between a man and woman, with some heavy thrusting.

Drugs

A man is seen snorting cocaine, and there are verbal and visual references to drug smuggling and dealing.

There are scenes of moderate threat and brief nudity. In one sequence a horse is hit by a motorbike in the distance, with subsequent sight of the wounded animal on the ground before it is shot. However, there is no evidence that the animal was harmed in the making of the film.

Details

Title
ESCOBAR
Also known as
LOVING PABLO
Year
2017
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Icon Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
24/09/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF366308

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