Pelé, Garrincha, dieux du Brésil

Pelé, Garrincha, dieux du Brésil

尚-克里斯托夫.羅塞Jean-Christophe ROSÉ
2001
  • France
81min
B&W, Colour
  • Betacam SP

Pelé, Garrincha, dieux du Brésil

Synopsis

In the land of Samba, soccer is likened to a form of dance. In this film, an epic, comprised of rare and precious footage, we revisit the two big stars of the game: Pele and Garrincha. They are both Brazilian idols and government and propaganda tools. Their myth began life in 1958 and their life, career and personal destiny become tightly interwoven with the destiny of their nation. Born in poverty, they became 'a alegria do povo' (the pleasure of people). They are Brazilian symbols impossible to be replaced.

Director's Profile
Jean-Christophe ROSÉ