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Surviving Escobar - Alias JJ (2017)
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Surviving Escobar - Alias JJ (2017)
Original name: Alias JJ
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: As the Medellín Cartel crumbles, Pablo Escobar's No. 1 hit man struggles to stay alive and gain respect in the prison hierarchy.
Style: serious, semi documentary, psychological, tense, disturbing
Plot: prison, mercenary, brutality, crime boss, friendship between men, faithfulness, enemy, struggle for survival, criminal gang, right hand man

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