Pecados de mi padre
(Sins of my Father)

A film by Nicolás Entel

2009, Argentina/Colombia, Documentary

Followed by a Q&A session with Sebastián Marroquín and director Nicolás Entel

Presented as part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse


Pecados de mi padre (Sins of my Father)

Dir. Nicolás Entel

2009, Argentina / Colombia, Documentary
90 min. HD, Color

In Spanish with English subtitles


March 21, 7 PM – Buy Tickets

Alamo Ritz 320 East 6th Street [Map]

Presented as part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series
at the Alamo Drafthouse

Followed by a Q&A session with Sebastián Marroquín and director Nicolás Entel

This is the incredible true story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia’s Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his son Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. In Nicolas Entel’s film, Sebastian tells of his extraordinary childhood, growing up with a father he loved but whom he knew to be Colombia’s number one enemy. But this is also the story of two of Escobar’s most prominent victims, who were among hundreds that Escobar had killed in the 1980’s. The film follows Sebastian as he tries to break the cycle of revenge and assassination by seeking reconciliation with the sons of his father’s victims.


La increible historia verídica de Pablo Escobar, el infame capo colombiano jefe del Cartel de Medellin, contada por vez primera por su hijo Sebastián y su viuda Maria Isabel Santos. En éste documental dirigido por Nicolás Entel, Sebastián recuerda su extraordinaria infancia en la que creció al lado por un padre al que él amaba, a pesar de saber que éste era también el principal enemigo de Colombia. Pero ésta es también la historia de dos de las víctimas más prominentes de Pablo Escobar, quienes se cuentan entre los cientos de personas que Escobar mandó matar durante los años 80. La película sigue a Sebastián mientras él trata de romper el ciclo de venganza y asesinatos a través de un intento de reconciliación con los hijos de las víctimas de su padre.


About Nicolás Entel


Nicolás Entel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. His latest project is the documentary Sins of My Father, which tells the story of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar through the eyes of his only son, as well as the sons of his most prominent victims. It was produced in association with Arie Kowler, Renegade Pictures, Arte/ZDF, RCN, National Geographic and Channel 4; and developed with the support of Berlinale, Hot Docs/Toronto Film Forum and IDFA’s Jan Vrijman Fund. Previously, Nicolas directed the multiple-award-winning documentary film Orquesta Tipica. He is also a founding partner in Red Creek Productions, one of the largest Latino-owned production companies in the US. Red Creek has offices in New York, Buenos Aires and San Jose de Costa Rica, and has provided production services for the likes of Discovery Channel, BBC and Turner Networks, produced hundreds of spots for such clients as Nike, Honda, Nissan and Motorola, as well as music videos for such artists as KT Tunstall and Wyclef Jean. Entel studied film at Buenos Aires’ Universidad del Cine and has Master's degree from Boston University. He has won several awards from the likes of the Sundance Institute, the MPAA, NALIP, IFP, INCAA and others. He has also contributed to several print publications including La Nacion and Haciendo Cine (Argentina).




Directed by Nicolas Entel

Writers: Nicolas Entel, Pablo Farina

Executive Producers: Hans Robert Eisenhauer, Julián Giraldo, Alan Hayling, Tabitha Jackson

Producers: Ivan Entel, Nicolas Entel, Arie Kowler

Associate Producers: Lucas Gath, Daniel Salcedo

Cinematographers: Mariano Monti, Patricio Suarez

Camera: Lucas Gath

Sound: Juan Aceves

Editor: Pablo Farina

Original Music: Didi Gutman, David Majzlin

Music Editor: John Carbonara