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PELé: BIRTH OF A LEGEND

TFF 2016 Directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE PELé: BIRTH OF A LEGEND [TFF 2016]
From the slums of Brazil to center stage at the world’s biggest sporting event, Pelé's rise to become the youngest-ever World Cup winner, at the age of 17, was nothing short of a miracle. Full of laughs, life lessons, and heart, this inspiring biopic is perfect for introducing a new generation to the greatest soccer player of all time.
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From the slums of Brazil to center stage at the world’s biggest sporting event, Pelé's rise to become the youngest-ever World Cup winner, at the age of 17, was nothing short of a miracle. Full of laughs, life lessons, and heart, this inspiring biopic is perfect for introducing a new generation to the greatest soccer player of all time.
Film Information
Year: 2016
Length: 107 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
Screenwriter: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
Producer: Brian Grazer, Ivan Orlic, Colin Wilson, Kim Roth
Editor: Luis Carballar, Naomi Geraghty, Glen Scantlebury
Associate Producer: Caroline Bernhardt, Patrick Pfupajena, Rodrigo Santoro
Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique
Executive Producer: Benjamin Mathes, Michael Rosenberg, Alexandre Dauman, Pelé, Paul Kemsley
Composer: A.R. Rahman
Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Seu Jorge, Colm Meaney
Contacts

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Kim Kalyka
IFC Films
New York City, NY 10001
kim.kalyka@ifcfilms.com

Press Contact
Lauren Schwartz
IFC Films
New York City, NY 10001
Phone: 646 273 7214
lauren.schwartz@ifcfilms.com

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About the Director(s)
Jeff and Michael are Emmy Award winning writers, directors, and editors whose films have been broadcast on HBO, MTV, PBS, ESPN, Channel4 UK, the BBC and BET, as well as theatrically distributed worldwide.

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