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 ...
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Gerardo Torres Rodríguez,
Anty de la Vega
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
Two sports essays by David Foster Wallace - "Roger Federer As Religious Experience" and "How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart" - served as inspiration for the film, to delve into the psychology and personality of a sport superstar. See more »
There are elements that showed promise: football and celebrity cult manipulation most of all (using a Cristiano Ronaldo-like clone; bad accent and family issues included). Especially if you happen to be Portuguese, but, of course, most viewers won't be.
The production values are above average for what you'd expect, however the plot wanders, "serious" issues get lost, some of the acting is quite bad (a good turn from the protagonist and his evil twin sisters, though), and it is never as funny as it seems to think it is.
In short: it's not great as a farce, and its not resolutely and wholeheartedly bad enough to be camp.
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