What’s it like to be Cristiano Ronaldo? Well, for starters, it’s probably pretty awesome.
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For one, you’re the undisputed second-best footballer in the entire world, so that must feel pretty great. Beyond that, you’re filthy rich — you even pay your taxes, presumably — and generally loved by a large portion of the world’s population.
These are, of course, mere assumptions on our part, because maybe it’s truly awful to be Ronaldo. Maybe — and he wouldn’t be the first along this line — being that gifted, rich and famous is so much more of a burden than any of us “normal” folk could possibly comprehend.
Since we’ll never wake up one morning and actually be Ronaldo (probably), how can we know for sure? “Ronaldo,” the film, which released its first trailer (above video) on Monday, of course. The full film is due to be released on Nov. 9.
Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, this is the first official and fully authorized film of one of the most celebrated figures in football.
For the first time ever, the world gets vividly candid and un-paralleled, behind-closed-doors access to the footballer, father, family-man and friend in this moving & fascinating documentary. Through in-depth conversations, state of the art football footage and never before seen archival footage, the film gives an astonishing insight into the sporting and personal life of triple Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo at the peak of his career.
From the makers of “Senna” and “Amy,” Ronaldo takes audiences on an intimate and revealing journey of what it’s like to live as an iconic athlete in the eye of the storm.
OK, while it sounds pretty great to be given an unprecedented look inside the life of the second-best footballer in the world, let’s consider the source and/or the motive for a moment.
Is Ronaldo(‘s management team) just looking to expand his #brand with a subject-controlled message? If so, this thing is going to be excruciating to watch. If Ronaldo’s camp has any kind of “final say” on production, the film will amount to little more than an expensive, glorified public relations campaign. Please don’t let that be the case, #TeamRonaldo, because this has the potential to be really cool and interesting.