Heleno Poster

Release Date: December 7th, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 5th, 2013

R|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
Brazilian soccer great Heleno de Freitas (Rodrigo Santoro) becomes the idol of many, but his personal demons and tumultuous life threaten to destroy him.

Cast: Rodrigo Santoro, Alinne Moraes, Angie Cepeda, Priscila Assum, Othon Bastos, Erom Cordeiro, Candido Damm, Orã Figueiredo

Director: José Henrique Fonseca

Genres: Biography

Distributors: Screen Media Ventures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • From its flash-forward framing sequence to its glossy black and white images, the film emulates "Raging Bull" in nearly every particular, while failing to capture even a sliver of that tortured-soul sports-movie's insight or visceral power. show more

  • What you get instead of soccer is almost two hours of late-stage syphilis. show more

  • The film hints at a kicky, impressionistic style that director José Henrique Fonseca never effectively employs to actually communicate Heleno de Freitas's demons. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Screenplay, Original
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Nominated Best Original Music
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Winner Best Costume Design
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Nominated Best Film - Audience Jury
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Winner Best Picture
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Winner Best Art Director
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Nominated Best Actor
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Nominated Best Editing
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Winner Best Make-up
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Nominated Best Actress
Prêmio Contigo Cinema (2011)
Nominated Best Picture
Prêmio Contigo Cinema (2011)
Winner Best Actor
Prêmio Contigo Cinema (2011)