Pablo Escobar was once the worlds biggest drug kingpin, Andres Escobar the captain of the Columbian national football team in 1994. Amid the violence and chaos of Columbias civil war these mens lives were intertwined with tragic consequences.
The Two Escobars is a riveting examination of the intersection of sports, crime, and politics. For Colombians, soccer 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.