A boy with nothing who changed everything.
The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Kevin de Paula Leonardo Lima Carvalho Seu Jorge Milton Gonçalves Seth Michaels Vincent D'Onofrio André Mattos Mariana Nunes Phil Miler Rafael Henriques Felipe Simas Adriano Aragon Mariana Balsa Eric Bell Jr. Diego Boneta Jon Cotterill Vivi Devereaux Garcia Júnior Colm Meaney Ivan Orlic Rodrigo Santoro Pelé Fernando Caruso Guilherme Martins Arthur Macedo Mailson Moura Milson Ferreira Fernando Pitt Sérgio Menezes Show All…
Pelé: O Nascimento de uma Lenda, Pelé, Pelé : Naissance d'une légende, Pelè, Pelé: El nacimiento de una leyenda, Pelé: Nacimiento de la leyenda, Пеле: Рождение легенды, Pelé Birth Of A Legend, Pelé: Birth Of A Legend
„He WAS, He IS and will always BE the best of all.“
Hi everybody, I’m such a huge Sport(s movie) fan, it doesn’t matter what sport the pic is about, it doesn’t matter if the story based on real events or is just fictionally tale. I love the emotion and tense.
And it’s the same with this film, about the young years of the greatest football player and sportsman of all time... Pelé.
Just a quick review to a quick little film.
Long years before the era of Maradona, Zidane, C. Ronaldo and Messi there was one player that change the game for all time. The motion picture starts with the 1950 World Cup final between Uruguay and Brazil and…
This movie is about a boy from a fictitious misery-ridden country whose official language is English, and who, much like a stereotypical Asian martial arts fighter, embodies the spirit of his people, a mythical force of nature called "the ginga". The ginga was passed down from the African slaves who practiced a martial art called Capoeira, and who, after the slavery was abolished, came out of the jungles to create football so they could keep the ginga alive.
Now, as a Brazilian (from the actual country, that is - not the fictitious one this movie is set in), I've sadly grown accustomed to seeing these kinds of stereotypes all over foreign movies, but - fortunately - it never ceases to…
Prior to watching this film, my previous knowledge of Pelé was that he was a really good football player from Brazil. That's it. So, I didn't necessarily have an inherent interest in watching this film, as I never played or watched football myself. But I do like sports films, so I figured I would give this a try.
As far as sports films go, it's OK. I would have liked to see more gameplay to get a sense of Pelé's skills and how he improved as a player. The scenes with him and his father kicking fruit were interesting. But what about when he actually started playing professionally? I felt that there was a disconnect between showing how played when…
And with this strange origin story of the legendary Pelé, I've now logged 2000 films on Letterboxd.
The reason why I chose to watch this film is also the reason that I haven't logged a lot of films recently: The World Cup. And in connection to that - has there ever been a more spectacular national side than Brazil with Pele leading the line? Arguably not.
Pelé: Birth of a Legend is a film of many weaknesses but also one that manages to romanticize the 1958 Brazil team and the style that exctited the world back then and continues to influence the current Brazilian team. Jogo bonito (The Beautiful Game) is celebrated here and so is the man in the…
Porra transformaram o Pelé num Gabriel Jesus.
So pretty much this movie is a badly acted City of God with football instead of guns in its first half, and then every single generic sports biopic you’ve ever seen in the second half, but this time featuring a Pele cameo like he’s Stan Lee in a Marvel movie.
Corny af but the football scenes are aight and the camerawork is decent plus ya boi is just hyped for the World Cup so I’ll be nice.
I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and I fell in love with soccer all over again. Also big shoutout to Seu Jorge, he totally stole the show as Pele's dad.
Missed opportunity to tell a great story about the legendary soccer player. Story felt underwhelming, acting was poor, cinematography was horrible. Seemed like they ripped the Sandlot formula, and why the hell does everyone in a poor 1940s Brazilian town speak perfect English?
The favela-to-fortune story of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka Pele, arguably the greatest footballer ever to play the beautiful game. Pele is certainly deserving of a biopic, but this ain’t the one. I don’t think the filmmakers know anything about football or Brazil. Shots of the poor street kids jumping across rooftops like parkour Aladdin while they talk to each other in English in an assemblage of accents. The football scenes lack the vibrancy or speed of an actual football match. The dialogue is laughably bad. It’s cheesy, syrupy and contrived. Football was invented by slaves kicking around mangos as an offshoot of capoeira. Vincent D’Onofrio plays the Brazilian coach, and I can only assume he had made a private bet with a friend to see how appallingly he could get away with acting. His accent sounds like a South African Tony Montana. Yeah, not great. Good for a laugh though.
- Diego Boneta la hace de un brasileño...WTF
- Vincent D'Onofrio es el entrenador...what!!!
- Pele está bien caracterizado y es todo
Tengo sentimientos encontrados. Me pareció una película «hermosa» técnicamente pero manipuladora, con un guión que le da a la gente lo que quiere ver: fútbol, samba, alegría, corazón, fruta y claro Pelé, sí Pelé.
Pero eso sí, lloré de emoción envuelta en el viaje del héroe por encontrar y demostrar que hace único al fútbol de Brasil.
Preferia ter ido ver o filme do Pelé (eterno)
A lovely heart warming movie for a classic rags to riches tale based on Pelé, a Brazilian footballer regarded as one of the best of all time.
"It's beyond football. It's the most beautiful game."
This isn't a movie. This is Jogo bonito in its cinematic form.
ah então esse era o filme q o chaves queria ver??
I remember watching this when it was on TV and it just came to mind. It’s decent
I didn’t think I would enjoy this, but such a beautiful story of a player I had not heard much about and really wholesome and heartwarming story.
Pues ni fu ni fa. Ta bien.
ഫുട്ബാളിനെ കുറിച്ച് വലിയ പിടിപാട് ഒന്നും വേണം എന്നില്ല ഈ സിനിമ മനസ്സിൽ കേറാൻ.
ഇത് പെലെ എന്ന ലെജൻഡ് എങ്ങനെ അവനായി എന്ന കഥയാണ്, എന്താണ് അവനെയും ബ്രസീലിനേയും മറ്റുള്ളവരിൽ നിന്നും വേറിട്ടു നിർത്തുന്നത്, ബാക്കി പടം കണ്ടിട്ട് പറയൂ.
Editing felt a little clunky at times but its a great story about an inspirational figure.
It has its moments but they’re surrounded by thick wedges of cheese.
As a biography movie, this is very underwhealming movie. I have a problem believing these actors and story is very predictable and clisheish. But if you take this as a documentary, it's useful and you will learn something new about soccer (or football however you want).
Is 'ginca' some kind of Dragonball mystical move?
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