Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.Written by
Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt
In the football/soccer game scenes where Diamantino is playing for Portugal, the Portuguese flag shown on the stadium screens is not the real flag, but instead an old version of it. The half blue half white flag with the coat of arms centered, as shown on the film, was used from 1830 until the end of the Portuguese monarchy and establishment of the Portuguese Republic in 1910, when the current green and red flag was introduced. However, the flag of the autonomous region of Azores, a Portuguese archipelago in the mid-Atlantic where Diamantino is supposed to be from, based on his accent, is in fact half blue half white, with not a coat of arms but a bird typical of the islands centered on it, as shown on the jersey Diamantino wears while playing. See more »
A weird Portuguese distopy with a hyper Cristiano Ronaldo
Very weird but also smart dark humour Portuguese movie. They had the strange idea of mocking in a spoof of football player Cristiano Ronaldo while also producing a distopy on a Portugal governed by far right who uses propaganda and genetic engineering to split from European Union and repell foreign non-white immigrants. Strongelly, it worked, although leading role character's dumbness does not convince very much. It is a poltical comedy (more than a sport one) with some surrealist touches (which are in the rich good-hearted stupid football player Diamanino's mind). It does what it is possible to annoy far right.
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