I personally can’t stand football, it bores the life out of me – but even I am aware of the God-like status that is thrust upon the Brazilian football star Pelé. It seems that Netflix do too as they are releasing a new documentary film about the iconic footballer Pelé, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he attained.
The film, cunningly titled “Pelé”, will premiere on February 23rd and includes interviews with Pelé himself as well as archive footage and interviews with legendary former team-mates including Zagallo, Jairzinho and Rivellino.
The story looks back at the extraordinary 12-year period in which Pelé, the only man to win three World Cup titles, went from young superstar in 1958 to national hero in 1970; a radical yet turbulent era in Brazil’s history. PELÉ is directed by David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas, produced by Pitch Productions and executive produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald.