Pele, the Brazilian soccer idol, has begun his first film role. He plays the part?
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SV Pele arrives and greeted in town (2 shots)
GTV & SV Pele with director & crew (3 shots)
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LV ZOOM IN Pele limbers up
GV Pele acts scene in which he frees prisoners from compound
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Background: Pele, the Brazilian soccer idol, has begun his first film role. He plays the part of a slave who has bought his freedom and helps other slaves to escape. It's a new role for the 30-year-old soccer star who is to retire this year from international football, although he has appeared in one television role.
Pele doesn't play the leading part in the film, and according to a Reuters report both he and the film's producer-director, Osvaldo Sampaio, say he is in the picture for his publicity value.