HELENO

By José Henrique FONSECA

RT FEATURES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011


Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2011
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • José Henrique FONSECA
    • Synopsis
    • Rio in the forties was an oasis in a world fraught by war. Its star was Heleno de Freitas, (a stand-out performance by Rodrigo Santoro), a footballer, whose violent temper both on and off the pitch led to his decline in the late fifties. Shot in luminous black and white, José Henrique Fonseca’s latest feature film evokes Heleno’s glory days when he was king of Rio’s night and day, to his lonely end in a sanatorium due to untreated syphilis.
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