In 1981, Virginia Vallejo (Penélope Cruz) is a famous Colombia’s journalist and TV news anchorwoman who is invited to a VIPs party in the ranch of Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem), a low-born man who gained money and power with drug trafficking together his friends, turning them in the new generation of rich men of the country. Seduced by his charisma, Virginia starts a passionate love affair with Escobar despite he’s a family man married with María Victoria (Julieth Restrepo).
Along the ’80s years, Escobar becomes famous in his try to better the life of the low-born people of Medellín (Colombia’s capital) and raising a politician carrier in the Colombia’s congress, but Virginia starts to understand Escobar’s real power controlling an empire of crime in Colombia and spreading his drugs across the USA.
Peter Sarsgaard is also here, as DEA agent Shepard, taking an interest in the man’s business.
Loving Pablo has a R18 rating in the US, so that indicates an element of hanky panky in there, but there’s no release date yet for either the US or UK. I am looking forward to it, though.
Writer/Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Novel: Virginia Vallejo
Also stars: Óscar Jaenada, Fredy Yate, Ricardo Niño, Pedro Calvo, Joavany Alvarez
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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