The latest distribution acquisition by Amcomri Entertainment Inc subsidiary Abacus Media Rights, “Brazil 2002: The Real Story” brings to the screen an exclusive view of one of the most iconic World Cup tournaments on its 20th anniversary.
Brazil 2002: The Real Story is the tale of the team who were victorious at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, told from the dressing room, and against the spectre of Brazil’s infamous loss in the 1998 World Cup Final in Paris. The film uses six hours of unseen archive material shot by Brazilian football legend Juliano Belletti during the tournament, which forms the backbone of the story. It is combined with interviews from the winning team, both on and off the pitch, and other giants of the game to give a unique insight into one of history’s greatest ever football teams, with iconic player Roberto Carlos joining Juliano Belletti as Executive Producer for Brazil 2002.
The 90-minute film has attracted huge global interest since its recent launch onto the international market. Abacus Media Rights has secured a deal with Sky, who have taken the UK rights; Front Row Filmed Entertainment has secured it for the Middle East; and Nordic Entertainment Group the rights for its Viaplay streaming service in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Roberto Carlos says: “Brazil’s achievement, winning all seven matches we played, was incredible. We were right at the top of our game. Juliano’s footage is incredible and really captures the highs, the lows and the raw emotion – a personal record of what promised to be a very special tournament.”
Jack Oliver, Head of Co-Productions at Sky comments: “Sky Documentaries is delighted to be boarding this exciting football documentary, Brazil 2002, with a unique view inside the camp of one of the greatest Brazilian football teams on their World Cup journey in 2002. We knew Sky Documentaries would be the perfect home for this captivating story.”
Director Luis Ara adds: “I have always been motivated by stories that inspire large audiences. This is the story of one of the best football teams of all time – a story of effort, talent and determination. It not only serves as an example for new generations, but it also pays tribute to a group of athletes who made the union of the team their greatest strength.”