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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  • 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

  • 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

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