The Two Escobars

  |  Buy to Own: 04/04/2011
  |  93 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Jeff and Michael Zimbalist direct this documentary looking at the close relationship between football and criminal gangs in Colombia. In the 1990s, Pablo Escobar was the most powerful drug baron in Colombia and Andres Escobar was the country's most famous footballer. Despite having the same surname the two were not related, but their fates were to become fatefully intertwined. It was Pablo's money that had turned Colombia's national team into South American champions, hotly tipped to win the 1994 World Cup in Los Angeles. But during the tournament Andres scored the shocking 'own goal' that brought an end to Colombia's dream of winning the World Cup - and ultimately cost Andres his life.