Messi is a truly 21st century superstar, with his name and face familiar to many. He has been engaged in endorsements worth 21 million last year and has been involved in breaking several records this season at the club level. He is the winner of the Ballon D’or a record four times and is often considered a ‘wizard’ by the ones who really understand football. But the journey to his superstardom was accompanied by several hurdles and risks. The movie outlines the life of the greatest footballer alive. His journey from being an ordinary football loving schoolboy in Rosario, Argentina to becoming the most idolized person on Earth is what this movie claims to depict.
The 93 minute documentary has been directed by Alex De La Iglesia. The script of the movie has been written by Jorge Valdano. The trailer for the documentary was out for quite a long while and is now all set to hit the Spanish cinemas.
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The movie saw its World Premiere in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 world cup. It was also screened at the Venice Film Festival.
The trailer of the movie suggests the movie is a non-fictional movie which focuses on the early life of Lionel Messi as a child and later as an adult in La Masia. The movie puts light on the growth hormone deficiency that Leo suffered from as a child. The disease almost put question marks on an ambitious Lionel’s aspirations. But Barcelona took notice of this young talent and funded his treatment provided that he played for Barcelona’s youth setup. The movie also brings forth the reluctance of Barcelona to accept him first and how Lionel’s talent on the ball won him their confidence. The movie features several of Lionel’s teammates Pique, Iniesta, Mascherano and Busquets in an informal talk about the times they spent growing up with Lionel in La Masia. The movie also features the opinions of special guests like Dutch legend Johan Cryuff, Cesar Luis Menotti and Argentina’s coach during the World cup 2014, Alejandro Sabella. The scriptwriter Jorge Valdano himself has been involved in the interactions with these gentlemen regarding the magical Argentine. Valentin Rodriguez is playing the role of child Messi.
Lionel Messi Movie Trailer 2015
The movie offers archive footage from Messi’s life, re-creation of significant events in Leo’s past, unpublished family recordings and interviews. Clips from actual match footages featuring the real Messi’s genius on the ball have also been used to sum up his glorious journey to the top. Alex De La Iglesia’s movie is primarily in the Spanish language and the production has been done by Mediapro and is now being distributed among the Spanish cinemas by Avalon.
The movie is set to hit the Spanish Theatre’s on New Year’s day and there are also speculations that it will be officially screened at the Camp Nou on the same day in Lionel’s divine presence.