• 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 48min
  • Directed by: Ben Nicholas, David Tryhorn
  • Cast: Pelé
  • Language: English, Portuguese
  • UK release: 23 February 2021

A documentary on the extraordinary 12-year rise of footballer Pelé, from young superstar to national hero during one of the most turbulent eras in Brazil's history.

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