Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never To Play Football

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World Premiere

UK, Brazil | 98 MINUTES | Portuguese | English subtitles

KAISER: THE GREATEST FOOTBALLER NEVER TO PLAY FOOTBALL

Comedy, Documentary, Sports
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

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Louis Myles

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

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