Legendary 1940s Brazilian soccer star Heleno de Freitas dreamed of bringing home a World Cup for Brazil. But World War II cancelled two tournaments, and his declining health dashed his hopes in the postwar years. A fierce and reckless player both on and off the field, Heleno's indulgences led to his untimely demise. A dynamic performance by Rodrigo Santoro (300, CHE, LOVE ACTUALLY) anchors this visually striking biopic, evoking the sultry, sexy glamour of 1940s Rio de Janeiro in gorgeous black and white. Official Selection, 2011 Toronto Film Festival; 2012 Miami Film Festival.
DIR/SCR José Henrique Fonseca; SCR Felipe Bragança, Fernando Castets; PROD Eduardo Pop, Rodrigo Santoro, Rodrigo Teixeira. Brazil, 2011, b&w and color, 107 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Digital presentation. NOT RATED S D L
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