FOREVER CHAPE tells the story of the soccer team Chapecoense, from Santa Catarina, Brazil. A club with an incredible spirit that didn't stop and in honor of the victims and the survivors of the tragedy, the club today looks reborn.
FOREVER CHAPE tells the story of the soccer team of Santa Catarina, Brazil. This small club had achieved the incredible feat of ascending from the fourth division of brazilian football to the first division of the country that has more passion for football on the planet. On November 28, while the team was flying to Colombia to play the final of the South American soccer tournament, its plane crashed within minutes of reaching the destination. The tragedy that took the lives of 71 people mourned the entire world. The history of this club didn't stop and in honor of the victims and the survivors of the tragedy, the club today looks reborn.Written by
Before being just a movie about a football club, "Forever Chape" is a story of unity, struggle and overcoming. And also proud of a city that can project itself nationally and internationally through its players. It has an epic dimension - about how Chape soon evolved from series D to A. Success, the pain of loss. Do you want to know if you are going to cry? It goes, but the curious thing is the leadership party, which never shows what, after all, made the glory of Chape, his happy football. Uruguayan director Luis Ara arrives at his third film with the documentary Forever Chape, in which he tells the story of Chapecoense, the popular Chapecó football club in Santa Catarina, against the backdrop of the 2016 air crash, in which 71 people died, including virtually every player, staff, board, and journalist heading to Medellin, where the South American Cup final would be played. With archival footage showing the club's trajectory from the fourth to the first division in just six years, the film reveals how the team managed to unite the entire city around itself, becoming a source of pride. And how he managed to rise from the ashes after the accident. The final third is the most exciting, as it recalls the accident, with the participation of only three surviving players, Neto, Alan Ruschel and Follmann, who had part of one leg amputated. The team also travels to Medellin, where they talk to a flight controller, who communicated with the plane's commander of the Bolivian airline LaMia, but could do nothing to make the landing safe. With the fuel tank dry, tragedy could not be avoided. Before it's just a movie about a football club, Forever Chape is a story of unity, struggle and overcoming. And also proud of a city that can project itself nationally and internationally through its players. It doesn't seem like much, but in times of world cup falling, it's an example of humility, perseverance, and love for the shirt. It may be jargon for the days of victory, but in the case of Chape, it is a mantra for facing defeat. The summary of a story that goes from 73 to five months after the tragedy. impossible not to cry when reliving this situation ... exciting testimonials, very well done. So my movie grade is 10.0.
Documentary film seen on April 21, 2019
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