A biography of the tragic life of one of Brazil's greatest soccer players, Heleno de Freitas.

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Heleno de Freitas
Alinne Moraes ...
Silvia
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Diamantina
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Marcelo Adnet
Priscila Assum ...
Edith
Othon Bastos ...
Carlito Rocha
Billy Blanco Jr. ...
Team Doctor
Herson Capri
Erom Cordeiro ...
Alberto
Candido Damm ...
Jornalista
Orã Figueiredo ...
Bezerra
Henrique Juliano ...
Soccer Player
Jean Pierre Noher ...
Dr. Souza Lima
Duda Ribeiro ...
Cesar
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The film about Heleno de Freitas (1920/1959) ( Santoro ) , who was one of the greats of Brazilian football . An exceptional player , but very temperamental , while that displayed his enormous talent on the pitch , showed her charm in the evenings locals . Beautiful, elegant and arrogant, and had lived in bohemian affairs constant , drank heavily , took drugs and not cared athletically , living creating controversies club ( Botafogo ) , with colleagues and frictions with opponents . He had a brief stint in Argentina , where trained clothing and outerwear , for not supporting the ice. Produção inspired the book "There was never a man like Heleno " ( title inspired by the movie " Gilda " with Rita Hayworth , who was the pejorative nickname of Heleno ) , the journalist Marcos Eduardo Neves . It is worth mentioning that the film is not about football , goes far beyond this bias , it shows starkly the uncertainties of a celebrity ambiguous and unprepared - Filmed in black and white with ... Written by GabrielJPereira-Artvídeo

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Passion. Decadence. Destruction.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for sexuality, drug content and some language | See all certifications »
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30 March 2012 (Brazil)  »

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great film, great black and white, great actors
23 July 2012 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the 1980s I and a friend read about Heleno, and thought about buying the rights to do a film about him. Somebody which was an expert on the subject put us off by stating we needed a lot of time,full dedication and financial resources to do that. We had none of that and gave up, but I always had in my mind a film about Heleno. And this I can say: This film came out much better than what I had in mind. Most important point: I dreamed about a film showing a lot of the football game itself, and I learned with time that although a game in real life is one of the most exciting feelings you will ever experience, it does not work the same way in a movie. And the film Heleno shows everything else so well, Heleno 's character above all which did not combine with the rest of the team, too individualistic. His womanizing, he had it all, fame and beauty. And above all how glory comes to people at certain moments, and some cannot accept that it is not eternal. A great film showing so well the Rio of the 40s in great black and white cinematography.


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