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KAISER: THE GREATEST FOOTBALLER NEVER TO PLAY FOOTBALL

Directed by Louis Myles
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 98 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE KAISER: THE GREATEST FOOTBALLER NEVER TO PLAY FOOTBALL
In Brazil in the ’80s, soccer superstars had it all: the adoration of millions of fans, the frenzied attention of the world's sports media, and all the glamor Rio de Janeiro's nightclubs had to offer. But among the ranks of the country's elite athletes, one of the biggest sports celebrities of his generation harbored a secret: He had never played a single game.

Weaving together tales of fake injuries, of gangster club owners, and of Rio's steamy nightlife scene, Louis Myles's rollicking documentary uncovers the stranger-than-fiction double life of Carlos "Kaiser" Henrique Raposo, a self-styled football V.I.P. whose 26-year club career spanned continents and some of Brazil's most famous teams—even though he never set foot on the pitch. A stylish, celebratory, and surprisingly sensitive look at the man behind the myth, Kaiser revels in unraveling the half-truths and alternate realities behind of one of the biggest fraudulent stories in the history of sports.

—Ian Hollander
Comedy, Documentary, Sports
About the Director(s)
A graduate of the University of Kent’s prestigious Drama master’s program, Louis Myles has worked for 15 years as a creative director in television and advertising, where he developed a reputation for crafting beautiful visuals and well-told stories. Kaiser is his first feature-length film.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Louis Myles
  • Make-Up:
    Rafael Fernandez
  • Composer:
    Colin Smith, Simon Elms
  • Producer:
    Louis Myles, Tom Markham
  • Associate Producer:
    Will Billany, Steve Middleditch, David Kempshall
  • Cinematographer:
    Will Billany, Steve Middleditch
  • Gaffer:
    Rodrigo Graf
  • Director of Production:
    Fernanda Rizzo
  • Screenwriter:
    Louis Myles, Ivor Baddiel
  • Cast:
    Carlos Henrique Raposo, Carlos Alberto Torres, Zico, Bebeto, Renato Gaúcho, Ricardo Rocha
  • Executive Producer:
    Stewart Till, Rob Fullam, Stefan Choynowski, Ray Mills
  • Editor:
    Steve Williams
  • Costume:
    Gabriella Marra
  • Assistant Director:
    Mariana Pinto

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