The Two Escobars trailer gives little away
When I watched the trailer, or rather teaser trailer for The Two Escobars I hadn't read the blurb and thought it was some way to humanise the Columbian drug cartel leader Pablo Escobar through the recollections of his right hand man, and perhaps show some connection with the people and soldiers even today.
However reading the blurb took me by surprise as it's more about the connection of crime and sport in the country, and revolves around the two famous Escobars of the time, Pablo the drug cartel criminal, and the Columbian football team's Captain, Andrés.
Let's leap straight into the blurb for the film from TrailerAddict:
While rival drug cartels warred in the streets and the country’s murder rate climbed to highest in the world, the Colombian national soccer team set out to blaze a new image for their country. What followed was a mysteriously rapid rise to glory, as the team catapulted out of decades of obscurity to become one of the best teams in the world. Central to this success were two men named Escobar: Andrés, the captain and poster child of the National Team, and Pablo, the infamous drug baron who pioneered the phenomenon known in the underworld as “Narco-soccer.” But just when Colombia was expected to win the 1994 World Cup and transform its international image, the shocking murder of Andres Escobar dashed the hopes of a nation.
Through the glory and the tragedy, The Two Escobars daringly investigates the secret marriage of crime and sport, and uncovers the surprising connections between the murders of Andres and Pablo.
Then, and you can do this the opposite way round to me, there's the trailer for The Two Escobars.
While it's short, I love the moment that they capture the guard laughing in the background to the way that Escobar was, or perhaps he's laughing at the football side of the story. Who knows until we see the film.
However what is clear is that this is more about the deep connection that these drug dealers felt with the sport of the nation, how they became involved, injected the money, and made some great teams.
There are a couple of clips to go along with the trailer, and the last one features much more football action.