Talking Movies: Biopic looks at Brazil's 'first football idol'
20 September 2012 Last updated at 00:21 BST
With the World Cup set to take place in Brazil in 2014 football-themed movies may gain a profile - already this year one soccer player has inspired a feature film.
Heleno looks at the life of one of the country's greatest footballers - Heleno de Freitas - who rose to fame in the 1940s.
From Rio de Janeiro, Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.
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