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Heleno (2011)

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


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Credited cast:
Heleno de Freitas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcelo Adnet
Priscila Assum ...
Othon Bastos ...
Carlito Rocha
Billy Blanco Jr. ...
Team Doctor
Herson Capri
Erom Cordeiro ...
Candido Damm ...
Orã Figueiredo ...
Henrique Juliano ...
Soccer Player
Dr. Souza Lima
Duda Ribeiro ...
Agles Steib ...


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.


Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for sexuality, drug content and some language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

30 March 2012 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Элено  »

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Great Movie!!!!
12 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

One of the best Brazilian films in years! Rodrigo Santoro is stunning. Surely the best role of his career! The story of the controversial soccer player, Heleno De Freitas, is worthy of a movie - done in black and white - which has a photograph and a sensational flawless direction. You want to see again to repair more in detail and beauty that it exudes.Surely, after passing through the film festivals around the world, will return to Brazil with a suitcase full of much-deserved awards. Do not forget to watch the movies this wonderful work of art.The Brazilian Cinema is coming with everything this year, please get out of the way!

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