Since 1958, Brazil has dominated world football through a style based on outrageous skill and amazing ball control. They have won the World Cup a record five times, and with legendary players such as Didi, Zizinho, Garrincha, Pele, Tostao, Romano, Zico, Ronaldo and Ronaldhino, (many of whom are interviewed here,) taken international football to unequalled heights. As Tostao explains, Brazil's inability to be a world power makes it imperative they achieve absolute dominance through football. In these three riveting documentaries, we see how Brazilian football works. Film one concentrates on three hopeful youngsters desperate to play football at professional level. Film two reveals the lives led by two established players, and film three examines what happens when the playing career finishes. Together, these films provide a forceful insight into Brazilian football culture and brilliantly reveal the forces that continue to make Brazil the best team in the world.
Afonsinho, Barbosa, Bellini, Julio Botelho, Ademir da Guia, Domingos da Guia, Didi, Dadá Maravilha, Joel Martins, Aymoré Moreira, Zezé Moreira