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Boleiros: Era Uma Vez o Futebol... (1998)

Tribute to the world of soccer in Brazil. Group of ex-soccer players gather in a bar in São Paulo to remember old stories of their prime.

Director:

Ugo Giorgetti

Writer:

Ugo Giorgetti
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Cast

Credited cast:
Otávio Augusto Otávio Augusto ... Virgílio
Adriano Stuart Adriano Stuart ... Otávio
André Abujamra ... Pai Vavá
Cazé Peccini Cazé Peccini ... Radio speaker
João Acaiabe João Acaiabe ... Ari
Oswaldo Campozana Oswaldo Campozana ... Tito
Rogério Cardoso ... Juiz
César Negro César Negro ... Mamamá
Flávio Migliaccio Flávio Migliaccio ... Naldinho
André Bicudo André Bicudo ... Caco
João Motta João Motta
Aldo Bueno Aldo Bueno ... Paulinho Majestade
Cássio Gabus Mendes ... Zé Américo
Lima Duarte Lima Duarte ... Coach
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariio Alexandre Mariio Alexandre
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Tribute to the world of soccer in Brazil. Group of ex-soccer players gather in a bar in São Paulo to remember old stories of their prime.

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Official Sites:

SP Filmes Brasil

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

24 April 1998 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Boleiros See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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SP Filmes de São Paulo See more »
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Followed by Boleiros 2: Vencedores e Vencidos (2006) See more »

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What lies behind a soccer ball
13 November 1998 | by paulao-2See all my reviews

Perhaps it will be impossible for a US citizen to watch "Boleiros" and like it - not only because the action happens all the time in São Paulo, that isn't known as Rio de Janeiro outside Brazil, or because the movie focus on some costumes that are typically brazilian on sport coverage - but also because the film deals with stories and emotions that are typical of a people that loves soccer.

I normally watch soccer at World Cup and Olympics time only, and even for me "Boleiros" has been a funny - sometimes, REALLY funny - and emotive movie, because the director has known to capture the emotions of those that follow their teams, wherever they go, whether they play well or not.

Perhaps the europeans could watch the movie and understand - not only with their brains, but also with their heart - what is portrayed on screen...


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