Killing Escobar

  • Documentary
  • 1h 30m

80'er-action i junglen! Den ukendte og utrolige rabalder-historie om britiske elitesoldater, der blev hyret til at dræbe narkobaronen Pablo Escobar.

80’er-action i junglen! Den ukendte og utrolige rabalder-historie om britiske elitesoldater, der blev hyret til at dræbe narkobaronen Pablo Escobar.

Da den colombianske narkobaron Pablo Escobar var på toppen, smuglede hans kartel 15 tons kokain ind i USA - om dagen. Det var i 1988. Colombia var verdens farligste land og på sammenbruddets rand. Regeringen var magtesløs, så til sidst gik en kerne af businessmænd og militærfolk sammen og hyrede en håndfuld britiske elitesoldater til en tophemmelig mission: at dræbe Pablo Escobar, der boede i en fæstning i junglen med en hær på 80 mand. Resten er historie - den er bare ikke blevet fortalt før nu! Og vi får den direkte fra briterne selv, garneret med rekonstruktioner, der er som taget ud af en 80’er-actionfilm.

The unknown but incredible story about how a team of British elite soldiers were hired to kill the drug baron Pablo Escobar.

When the Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar was at the height of his career, his cartel smuggled 15 tonnes of cocaine into the United States - every day. That was in 1998. Colombia was one of the most dangerous countries in the world and on the verge of collapse. The government was powerless, so a hard core of businessmen and army people finally joined forces and hired a handful of British elite soldiers for a top-secret mission: To kill Pablo Escobar, who was living in a jungle fortress surrounded by an army of 80 men. The rest is history - it has just never been told until now! And we get it straight from the Brits themselves, replete with reconstructions straight out of an 80s action film.

Producer

Mick McAvoy

Producer

Alan Clements

Producer

Nick Taussig

Director

David Whitney

Language

English

Subtitles

No subtitles

Countries

United Kingdom, Colombia

Studios

Salon Pictures, Two Rivers Media