A profile of the legendary soccer player Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, with footage of his career and a comprehensive list of interviews of former colleagues and other football legends, journalists, writers and politicians.
I remember seeing this film in the cinema. It was a totally deserved tribute to a unique talent. He put George Best to shame and was better than Di Stefano, Nobby Stiles and Coen Moulijn put together. Admittedly, the music score was sickly sweet (composed by Rogier van Otterloo if I remember correctly, so what's new..) but that's the only hiccup in an otherwise awesome portrait of 'Poetry in Motion'. Living abroad for decades now, I rarely feel a tug at the Dutch Lion's strings - but remembering the golden 1-2's of Cruijff and Piet Keizer never ceases to bring up a nostalgic sigh. Is this film available on DVD? If so, bliss. If not, what an unforgivable oversight.
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