PELE: BIRTH OF A LEGEND (Theatrcal Release USA 2016)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

é: Birth of a Legend—documentary about one of soccer’s greats—has WOW and Encore! written all over it. Cameraman Matthew Libatique’s terrific cinematography and camera angles define this work. The story is well-written, the portrayal is excellent and serves the soccer game and the athlete, Pele, with a high level of integrity and skill. Directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist have Ben Meyers International’s ticket for talent in biographical movie direction.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


This film shows the biographical story of Brazil’s soccer player, Pelé.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Guy East, Paul Kemsley, Benjamin Mathes, and Pelé for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Pele (Kevin de Paula), Younger Pele (Leonardo Lima Carvalho), Dondinho (Seu Jorge), Celeste Arantes (Mariana Nunes), Waldemar de Brito (Milton Gonçalves), Mario Zagallo (Seth Michaels), Feola (Vincent D’Onofrio), Santos Club Coach (André Mattos), Narrator (voice of Phil Miler), Yuri (Rafael Henriques), Garrincha (Felipe Simas), French Announcer (voice of Adriano Aragon), and Lucia (Mariana Balsa).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This movie is worth several tickets—one for you and the rest for the many in the party. Thank you to all who were involved in the film’s production and release. 

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