• Kaiser!

  • Thu, 09-05-2019 at 18:00
  • Chapter
    Market Road
    CF5 1QE Cardiff
Kaiser! - Chapter - Cardiff

Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, director Louis Myers brings us Kaiser! In the 1980s and 1990s, Brazil produced some the best footballers to ever play the game, going on to win the prestigious World Cup in 1994. Brazil created a whole new style of play, the unique samba style, through players like Romario, Zico, Ronaldo and Socrates. However, Brazil also produced the greatest footballer to never have played the game. His name was Kaiser. Growing up as Carlos Henrique Raposo in Rio de Janiero, Kaiser, like many other young Brazilians living in the favelas, dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and escaping poverty. Unfortunately… he didn’t have the talent he needed to succeed in football, so he did… by unconventional means. By creating a network of friends who were real footballers, befriending journalists and faking injuries for over a decade, he managed to sign with some iconic clubs. Kaiser was the greatest conman in sporting history. By scamming managers and real-life gangsters alike, he lived the off the pitch footballer lifestyle of sex and partying becoming the King of Rio. Kaiser! features collaborations and interviews with footballing legends such as Zico, Bebeto and Carlos Alberto. The Guardian ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“This gripping documentary tells an unbelievable tale about a man who conned club after club into funding his lifestyle as a football star in Rio” 🎞 Kaiser! will be shown this year at the Welsh International Documentary Film Festival on Thursday 9th of May at 6:00pm at Chapter Arts Centre. 👁‍🗨 Including Q&A 📽 Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qib7eqbg0O8