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Paco, Abdullah and I


Production companies

Plaça Urquinaona, 11
08010 Barcelona, Catalonia

Contact Gemma Rodríguez

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Còrsega 236, Pral.
08036 Barcelona, Catalonia

Contact Jaime Muguruza

+34 934 196 022
fax: +34 935 123 675

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Domestic distribution

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Technical details

  • Year: 2010

  • Type: Documentary - Feature Film

  • Genre: Experimental

  • Audience: Adults

  • Runtime: 90.00 '

  • Original version: Spanish , Catalan

  • Format: Colour, HD, Dolby Digital,

  • Status: Production

  • Web:

cast and crew

With the support of

  • MEDIA Development


After six years of receiving no news from my friend Francisco del Pueblo, otherwise known as “Paco”, I came across a full-page photograph of him in the Sunday supplement of the newspaper El País. “From hell” was the large headline. Paco had been arrested in Pakistan with 12 kilos of heroin and sent to a prison in Karachi. There, converted to Islam, he awaited sentence: in the best of cases, life imprisonment; in the worst of cases, the death penalty. After a few failed attempts to communicate with him, one day I finally received a call: “Come and see me,” he said. “And I’ll tell you the whole story.”

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