Discover the true story of Pablo Escobar in this exciting TV series on Netflix that will make you discover the dark side of the famous Colombian crime figure!
Captivating, full of exciting events, between drugs, crime, fighting the authorities, escapes and crime, linked to a true story, continue Netflix There is a captivating TV series with a captivating storyline.
“anesthesia‘, nominated at the 2016 Golden Globes for Best Drama Series and Best Actor Wagner Mourais always a good idea for those who love these kinds of stories.
The shot alternates with the original footage. Almost unanimously judged as engrossing, never boring, engaging with an obviously fictional and made up part, yet fitting perfectly and believably into the real story of the proliferation of cocaine between America and Europe in the 1980’s.
A narration halfway between a documentary and a TV series to educate and engage the viewer in some of the biggest illicit deals of the last few decades. Precisely for these reasons, the Netflix series is characterized by being shown mostly in Spanish with subtitles, with the aim of not altering the veracity of the setting.
A lot of value is placed on the music and the characterization of places and characters, with very intense rhythms and a narrative build-up that always keeps you in suspense and keeps your attention high. The international rise of history’s greatest drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar, is told without concessions, faithful to reality despite some necessarily cinematic references.
Ambiguous, contradictory, although he is a cruel criminal, a negative character in society, he only keeps the viewer glued to the screen. This is also due to the interpretive ability of a perfect Wagner Moura and from the cast he sees among other things Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook, Paulina Gaitan, and Juan Murciaand to the work of José Padilha, the series’ executive producer, who managed to appeal to the tastes of international audiences by creating a dark, questionable character with intriguing facets.
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The series tells the true story of the impressive spread of cocaine between the US and Europe in the 1980s: the first two seasons focus on the DEA and Colombian authorities’ fight against drug trafficker Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel, the third season about the fight in the Cali cartel with Gilbert and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela.
First, the focus is on the character of Escobar, the most famous and dangerous cocaine boss of all time, at the head of the Medellín cartel. After its defeat, the DEA turns its full attention to the richest drug trafficking organization in the world, the Cali cartel, led by four powerful godfathers, which operates in a completely different way than the Escobar, offering government bribes and violent actions carried out off the news.
So let’s talk about stories that really happened and flooded the international press with really impressive business empires (for example, Escobar’s fortune was estimated at around $30 billion in the 1990s and it controlled 80% of traffic of cocaine worldwide).
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