Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Writers: Fernando León de Aranoa, Virginia Vallejo
Stars: Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard
Runtime: 123 min
In 1981, Colombian television host Virginia Vallejo (Penélope Cruz) was invited by notorious drug dealer Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem) for a VIPs party at his ranch. Selling drugs had made Pablo one of the richest man in the country. Virginia was so impressed by the charisma and determination of the Pablo. Despite knowing that, he is a married to María Victoria (Julieth Restrepo), she falls for him and love affair begins between the two. Pablo gave precious jewelry and huge amount of money to his love and also used the famous TV personality to attract attention.
With time Pablo becomes on of the most dangerous drug dealer, terrorizing people all around the country. Escobar has become headache for the US authorities as well as most of his cocaine were smuggled into the US mainland. DEA agent Shephard (Peter Sarsgaard) approaches Virginia for the help, who has other worries of her own, being killed or tortured by the enemies of the cartel.