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Film about 'the greatest footballer never to play football' hits cinemas this week

A new documentary tells the barely-believable story of Brazilian Carlos Kaiser.

Kaiser film

HEARD THE ONE about Carlos Kaiser?

During the 1980s and 1990s, that name earned legendary status in Rio de Janeiro — not for what he did on the pitch, but for managing to carve out a career in the professional game without actually playing.

With shades of ‘Catch Me if You Can’ and ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’, a new documentary directed by British film-maker Louis Myles tells the ultimate conman’s tale, and features interviews from Kaiser himself as well as World Cup winners Carlos Alberto and Bebeto.

This gripping documentary tells an almost unbelievable tale about a man who conned club after club into funding his lifestyle as a football star in Rio,” wrote The Guardian, who gave the film four stars out of five.”

Having premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York last April, it hits selected cinemas later this week and there are two Irish screenings in Vue at Liffey Valley shopping centre, Dublin on Sunday evening.

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