The story of a relationship between two teenagers in Colombia during the era of Pablo Escobar has been recorded in the country since mid-March, and today is the last day, confirmed sources who work closely with the film production.
The first scenes of Paradise Lost were recorded on the archipelago of Bocas del Toro.
A few weeks later they moved the film set to the capital city, specifically to an hacienda in Cerro Azul, where they shot scenes with military vehicles, helicopters, and hundreds of extras to recreate a mafia-style bash.
The film crew, comprised of many Panamanian workers, then headed for Chiriquí, before returning to the province of Panama for the last stage of filming in places like Carrasquilla and the Old Town.
No problems arose during the filming sessions, they commented.
The Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro, who took on the lead role of Pablo Escobar, had to leave the country in mid-April to attend the Cannes Film Festival, while the American Josh Hutcherson, the other star in this movie, wraps up his last scenes today in this story written and directed by Italian Andrea Di Stefano.
The cast included such national actors as Aaron Zebede, Rodrigo Farrugia and his son Rodrigo Farrugia, Jr., and Rossana Uribe.
The reality TV show The Hero, the Russian film Panamenian, and the documentary Panama: The Land Divided, The World United are other productions that have set up their cameras in the country during the first half of 2013.