A short film that takes you behind the clichés and deep into the Samba culture of Rio De Janeiro.
In 2010 Charlie Inman rented out his spare room to a Brazilian musician, resulting in several all-night living room jams, and an obsession with Samba which ended up in him visiting Rio De Janeiro to try and understand what this musical form is all about. This film, shot solo on his friend's DSLR, is the result of that trip.
“Pentacampeão” (meaning "5-time champions” in Portuguese) is a short film that documents the effect the five World Cup wins has had on the psyche and culture of the Brazilian people. We hear from the mouths of those who witnessed it, as they take us from the tragedy of 1950, through the golden years of Pele and Garrincha in ’58, ’62, and ’70, to the penalty shootout of ’94 and their return to glory in 2002.
Featuring Alex Bellos, expert on Brazil and author of Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, the film is an insightful look at the power of the beautiful game in its spiritual home.