A documentary that tells the life of Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pelé” will arrive on the Netflix streaming platform in February, the most famous soccer player in Brazil announced this Thursday.
«Soon I will have the opportunity to relive my memories. On February 23, my story will be told in a documentary produced by @NetflixBrasil “, said Pelé in a message posted on his social networks where he also said he was” excited “to see it.
The documentary will address the 12-year period in which the three-time world champion “went from being a young ace in 1958 to a national hero during a radical and turbulent time in Brazilian history,” according to the Netflix presentation.
Directed by David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas, “Pelé” was produced by Kevin Macdonald, winner of the Oscar with the documentary “Munich, 1972: a day in September”, awarded in 1999.
The film will feature video interviews and current images of the considered “King” of soccer in Brazil, as well as unknown archive scenes and exclusive statements from his teammates at Santos, the club that launched him to fame, and at the Brazilian team, including Jairzinho, Zagallo and Rivellino.
It is not the first time that the soccer star has starred in a movie. Films such as “Pelé eterno” (2004), produced and directed by Brazilian Aníbal Massaini, and “The Birth of a Legend” (2016), directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist, were inspired by “o rei”.
Pelé, who turned 80 last October, has been confined to his home since last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and in recent years has had recurring health problems. EFE. (JL).