Garrincha: Hero of the Jungle (1963)

Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Writer(s): Luiz Carlos Barreto, Mário Carneiro, David Neves, Armando Nogueira, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Starring: Heron Domingues, Garrincha

Synopsis: Documentary about the most famous dribbler in Brazilian Soccer (some say in Soccer’s history!) at the zenith of his career, showing classic scenes of 1958 and 1962 World Cup. Garrincha was a very original and talented player, having curved legs. Women and alcohol were his passion, and the cause of his later decadence. After a glorious career, he died in financial misery, forgotten.

Release Date: June 1963 (West Germany) | Length: 60 min | Genre: Biography, History, Sports | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: I don’t know the official release date. Premiered at the 13th Annual Berlin International Film Festival which ran from June 21 – July 2, 1963. I didn’t find a trailer for this film.

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