A new movie on the life of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was screened in Mexico on Friday. The movieprovides a fictional account of the drug cartel boss’ daring escape from a maximum-security prison last July.
Film’s release commands high public attention as it has been released a week after Guzman Loera was re-captured in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa.
However, prior to the capture, it was roundly denounced. Unlike other low-budget films made about Guzman Loera’s life, “Chapo: Escape of the Century” is the first professionally shot and directed movie.
Speaking to the BBC, Irineo Alvarez, who plays Guzman Loera, said the film depicts him as “being tender with his lovers, an intelligent and audacious man, with a sixth sense for business and a knack for danger.”
The film “speaks about what his dreams are and the suffering that he feels over who he is,” added Alvarez.
However, Alvarez denied it sought to make the drug lord into a hero.