Ted Demme

Ted Demme

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At a young age, when his father’s career was falling, a concerned George Jung is told that money isn’t real, and life goes on without it. This crucial piece of advice seems to go in one ear and out the other, as George’s coming thirst for money lands him in and out of prison for the rest of his life. 

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In Blow, Ted Demme shows how prison, in fact, helped Jung excel his career. From importing and dealing marijuana, he met an accomplice of Pablo Escobar in jail, who he later meets in Columbia. Escobar takes George under his wing and the latter becomes more involved in the cocaine industry. 

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During this tumultuous affair of drugs, love and violence, the director digs deep into the one of the most notorious drug cartels to exist, and the politics within. Who betrays who? And, who repents?

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Blow
director TED DEMME
year 2001
director of photography ELLEN KURAS
cast JOHNNY DEPP, JORDI MOLLÀ, PENÉLOPE CRUZ, RAY LIOTTA and PAUL REUBENS

 
 

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