Sebastian, Escobar's son, tells of his extraordinary childhood, growing up with a father he loved but whom he knew to be Colombia’s enemy number one.
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 enemy number one. He tells of times of extraordinary luxury and extravagance, and other times on the run. And Sebastian and his widow open the family vaults to share their private and long hidden archives. But this is also the story of two of Escobar’s most prominent victims, the Minister of Justice and a politician about to be elected President of Colombia, as told by their sons. They 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.
The film shows two faces of someone who seems to be the character of a disproportionate Hollywood fiction, but who existed and now "returns", among so many other works about him, in this documentary that impacts and catches.— Miguel Frías, Diario Clarín
Sins of my Father builds an exciting story from the revelations of such a tragic and tumultuous life.— Natalia Trzenko, Diario La Nación
The documentary has some admirable work in showing the duality of a terrifying figure.— Fernanda Solórzano