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I agree it was a very good documentary.

 

I was rather impressed by his son, seemed a decent chap and he was genuninely trying to make amends, not just for the sake of his own safety but because he felt compelled to do it because it was the right thing to do.

 

Extraordinary what power Escobar wielded in his hey day and what a f***ing mess that country was.

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I agree it was a very good documentary.

 

I was rather impressed by his son, seemed a decent chap and he was genuninely trying to make amends, not just for the sake of his own safety but because he felt compelled to do it because it was the right thing to do.

 

 

Same here. Disarming honesty from the lad, came across as completely genuine trying to come to terms with his own relationship with his Da whilst also recognising him for who he was. Could see the fellas he met were pretty astounded by the clarity of his thinking. That comment about divine judgement and him being sure that Pablo would be regretting what he had done...eeeh there was hardly a dry eye in the house - no matter what happened that's his arl fella there.

 

That prison he had built for himself was fantastic, btw. Brilliant idea. Genius thinking to give himself in providing he could design the nick from scratch.

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Same here. Disarming honesty from the lad, came across as completely genuine trying to come to terms with his own relationship with his Da whilst also recognising him for who he was. Could see the fellas he met were pretty astounded by the clarity of his thinking. That comment about divine judgement and him being sure that Pablo would be regretting what he had done...eeeh there was hardly a dry eye in the house - no matter what happened that's his arl fella there.

 

That prison he had built for himself was fantastic, btw. Brilliant idea. Genius thinking to give himself in providing he could design the nick from scratch.

 

Thought it was very poignant when the son said it was the happiest day of his life when those guys accepted his plea for forgiveness for his father's wrongdoings, and that he had spent most his childhood crying.

 

Just goes to show growing up with your own safari park at home, complete with the 'big 5' and ermm camels can't bring you happiness.

 

That prison was indeed inspired and quite surreal.

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Thought his ma was quite circumspect, a bit ambiguous. You have to wonder where the son got his grasp of humanity. Maybe it was her cos he did that quick u-turn when he initially swore to avenge Escobar's death. Whoever it was that influenced him or put him straight did a damn good job of it.

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Yeah you'd have to think it was his Ma that kept him on the right path as the poor fecker spent most of his time just with her when growing up - although before he was banged up/on the run, Escobar Snr did seem to be a pretty decent father.

 

Think the spur of the moment comment about avenging his father's death was pretty understandable really at that age but it was a testament to him/his mother/someone that he didn't go down that path.

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Oh aye, course it was understandable it was that within minutes? hours? he was back on the phone saying his family would take no action that got me. In that culture it looks completely unexpected.

 

Boss that they went straight the argentinian cops over the accountant too. Proper blew him up. Funny that, gave up their anonymity rather than weigh him him or have him bumped off. Old school manners.

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Have to reiterate what others said. He's a comes across as a very impressive man. That scene where he met them together for the first time was very moving and you had to wonder who was the most suited of them all to be an effective political leader.

 

There's a fascinating documentary to be made about Pablo's zoo and the story behind that photo of him outside the white house with his son must be very interesting.

 

 

 

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Thought it was very poignant when the son said it was the happiest day of his life when those guys accepted his plea for forgiveness for his father's wrongdoings, and that he had spent most his childhood crying.

 

Just goes to show growing up with your own safari park at home, complete with the 'big 5' and ermm camels can't bring you happiness.

 

That prison was indeed inspired and quite surreal.

 

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