Netflix has released the full-length trailer for their latest football documentary, featuring arguably the game’s greatest player in Brazilian legend, Pelé.
The Netflix original film recalls the story of Pelé’s rapid rise to glory through previously unseen footage and interviews with its release scheduled for later this month.
This latest project is in good hands with Pitch Productions, directors Ben Nicholas and David Tryhorn, and executive producer in Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald being at the heart of film’s production.
“Pelé, the new Netflix documentary, chronicles the life of the Brazilian football player, Edson Arantes do Nascimento – better known as Pelé,” Netflix explained, quoted by SPORF.
“The documentary looks back at the extraordinary period when Pelé, the only player to win three World Cup titles, went from a young superstar in 1958 to a national hero, amidst a radical and turbulent era in Brazilian history.”
“The film charts Pelé’s remarkable journey to becoming the ‘King of Football’ and leading his nation’s team to their historic win at the 1970 World Cup. With rare and exclusive filmed access to Pelé himself, the film emotionally showcases the star reflecting upon his impressive career.
“The documentary also includes rare archive and interviews from former legendary team-mates at Santos Futebol Clube and the Brazilian national team, including Zagallo, Amarildo and Jairzinho, as well as extraordinary testimonials from family members, journalists, artists and other personalities who witnessed the golden age of Brazilian football.”
Pelé will be released by Netflix worldwide on February 23rd.