out of a dream
Runtime: 1 hr 16 min (76 min)
In 1994, eleven-year old Leonardo dreamt of becoming a soccer player to escape the slums of Rio de Janeiro. As a result of a documentary, he made his dream come true. Twenty years later, Leonardo, now a star and a millionaire, returns to the people he left behind. The sequel reflects on a question: what does it mean when a film takes over your life?
Solo; out of a dream portrays the life and history of Leonardo.Twenty years ago, he was the main character in the Award-winning documentary Solo; the law of the favela.
In 1994, Leonardo and Anselmo were 11 years old. They lived in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, were the best of friends and dreamt of becoming professional soccer players. As a direct result of the documentary, Leonardo came to The Netherlands at the age of 14, to play for topclub Feyenoord. He went on to play for Ajax and top teams in Europe, became a star and a millionaire.
During the 2014 World Championship in Brasil, the filmmaker and Leonardo return to Rio de Janeiro. Together, we go look for Anselmo and other people from the documentary. Against this backdrop, Leonardo evaluates his life and gradually a personal tragedy emerges. Thus, the film reflects on the question what it means when a film takes over your life.
Solo; out of a dream is about boyhood-dreams, ambition, sacrifices, fate and inevitable loss.
Written & Directed by Jos de Putter
Director of photography: Brian Sewell
Edited by Danniel Danniel
Sound recording: Pedro Rodrigues
Original music by Vladimir Chab
Sound design: Boon & Booy
Produced by Wink de Putter / Jos de Putter
2nd camera: Elizabeth Salgado
Producer Brazil: Bob Nadkarni
Commissioning editor: vpro Barbara Truyen
Copyright 2014 DIEPTESCHERPTE BV / VPRO
See no evil
Solo; out of a dream
Beyond the game
How many roads
Alias Kurban Saïd
Dans, Grozny dans
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Het is een schone dag geweest
I.M: Alexander Litvinenko
Before the flood
Nor his donkey