At one time the Commentator talked about a player possibly receiving a red or yellow card during a 1958 World Cup match. The card system was not introduced until the 1970 World Cup. See more »
The end credits include the disclaimer that "The persons and events in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons or events is unintentional." Which is of course ridiculous considering this is a biopic of Pelé loaded with real events (like the 1958 world cup). See more »
Pelé: Birth of a Legend is an extraordinary movie, the tale of how Pelé became famous and won with Brazil their first world cup in the 1958 world cup in Sweden. This is probably the most successful movie that focuses on soccer. A true story of a boy with nothing who became the world's greatest soccer player. No famous actors in this film except for Vincent D'Onofrio. But the movie doesn't need famous actors to attract the attention of the viewers, it's beautiful story is what attracted me in the first place. Along with the music composed by A. R. Rahman That follows the emotion and scenes throughout the film. Pelé's legend is worth to be told and has a deep meaning to Brazil's history of soccer and hope of becoming the best. The movie is also a story of restoring honor and hope to a full nation. Only it is sad that today Brazil's soccer team can't be as great as it was back then. So this film brings a lot of nostalgia towards the past and a better hope for the future. I am hoping to see other movies about soccer like this one in the future, maybe a movie about Neymar or Messi.
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