Solo - De wet van de Favela

Jos de Putter Short documentary - 1994 - 54 min.

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Documentary in which director Jos de Putter goes in search of promising soccer players in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Soccer plays a significant role in the hopeless lives of many young inhabitants of the slums. A career as professional footballer may be the only way out of the ubiquitous atmosphere of violence and criminality. The documentary concentrates on two boys aged 11. They are inseparable and both play for a local team. A long-cherished dream seems to come true when a scout of a major Brazilian club offers them the chance of getting a contract. After a trial, one of the boys faces a dilemma.

Credits

Director(s) Jos de Putter
Producer(s) Ymke Kreiken
Jean Mentens
Production Company VPRO TV
Director of Photography
Brian Sewell
Editing
Sound on Set
Mark van der Willigen
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands