sports superstar. Archival footage shows the highlights of his amazing career--- but what stood out to me is the humanity, dignity, and the true humility he always projected.
From a ridiculously early age, 17 (!), he led Brazil to its first World Cup victory in '58--- just 8 years after the country suffered a crippling, titanic defeat in the finals in its own national stadium. The national character was severely wounded--- it's hard for Americans to realize the symbolism the rest of the world attaches to a contest wherein only the goalkeeper may use his hands.
But the young Pel
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Topic - "Pelé," a compelling look at the career of the first true international - tinear 17:04:40 04/11/21 (3)
- Made if halfway thru tonight, will catch 2nd half tmrw. Very good so far^ - Road Warrior 22:36:44 04/15/21 (2)
- Glad to hear it. Not really so much about sports as about national identity and - tinear 14:30:37 04/16/21 (1)
- 2nd half as good as the first. Love documentaries built around sports. This one was damned good^ - Road Warrior 03:32:31 05/01/21 (0)