HBO Has "Sins"

by thelostboy
January 8, 2010 3:54 AM
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HBO has picked up the U.S. TV rights for the thought-provoking documentary "Sins of My Father," directed and produced by Argentina- and New York-based filmmaker Nicolas Entel.

The film, which had its world premiere at the 2009 International Documentary Film Festival, opened in 25 theaters in Colombia, the largest number of theaters for a documentary film opening in the country's history. An official selection in the World Documentary Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, "Sins of My Father" will debut on HBO in fall 2010.

The feature documentary tells the fascinating inside story of Pablo Escobar, the most notorious drug lord in Colombian history, through the eyes of Sebastian Marroquin, his only son, who changed his name and fled Colombia after his father's death. For the first time in more than a decade, Marroquin and his mother, Maria Victoria, break their silence in deeply personal interviews, while never before seen pictures and home movies from the Escobar archive paint an intimate portrait of their family life.

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  • El Travieso Colombiano | January 13, 2010 5:51 AMReply

    Have yet to see the film and understand there are 2 sides to every story and he views his father differently (still a sick bastard, no matter how you cut it), so hopefully he is completely honest in his attempt. It is a dichotomy and although very intriguing, bringing out more people to view a documentary about a Colombian and done by South Americans is great, but again, hope it tells the whole story. Touchy subject for some, so let's see what they do & how it performs...I'm sure people are waiting to see a "BLOW"-like film...idiots of the masses.