The platforms are launched for the football fans


Netflix and Prime Video announce projects targeting the figure of former football player Luís Figo and Atlético de Madrid

Objective: Catch the football fan. Netflix and Prime Video agreed yesterday to announce two new projects for their football-focused catalogs. They did it with the Spanish league already underway and at the gates of other major sporting events that will take place throughout the rest of the year, such as the start of the UEFA Champions League or the World Cup in Qatar, which can be seen openly on RTVE channels.

Netflix surprisingly announced that it will premiere next Thursday, August 25 with ‘The Figo case: The signing of the century’. It is a documentary film directed by David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas – who were both already responsible for another similar project, ‘Pelé’, based on the Brazilian striker – and produced by Pitch Productions. According to the platform, the new production will examine “one of the most controversial agreements in football history”: that of Portuguese Luís Figo, who signed for Barcelona in 1995 to go to his eternal rival Real Madrid, five years after.

He was the first player to leave the culé team to join the galactic meringues. Also the most expensive and highest paid football player in the world. He became the most hated man in Catalonia. “Culé or traitor?” wondered the Catalan sports press about a signing that broke the transfer record, divided a nation and shaped modern football.

Netflix explains that this documentary series exposes the in-depth testimonials of the protagonists for the first time. In addition to Figo’s own version, Jose Veiga, the player’s agent and responsible for negotiating the deal, and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who started his term with the daring transfer, will also appear. Businessman Joan Gaspart, former footballers Paulo Futre, Pep Guardiola, Roberto Carlos, Fernando Hierro, Jorge Valdano and journalists José Ramón de la Morena, José Félix Díaz and Toni Frieros will also participate. All accompanied by archival content “never seen” in Spain and Portugal, including images from Figo’s personal collection during his stay in Barcelona and his vacation in Sardinia in the summer of 2000.

“Given the media coverage it had at the time, it’s a story that people think they know well or are prejudiced about, but we were surprised by the twists and emotional depth we discovered in making the film,” pointing them on it. project leaders David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas. They emphasize that Figo’s transfer will “show different sides of truth, greed, morality and the evolution of an entire sport: the birth of football as a great amoral enterprise over romantic notions of loyalty.”

Prime Video announced the premiere of the docuseries “Another Way to Understand Life: Feel What We Are” on Thursday, September 8. Four episodes have been produced by Atleti Studios and TBS (Telefónica Broadcast Services) that, through unpublished images and interviews, “demonstrate the stories of victory that characterized the protagonists in the past season.”

The production will look at how the protagonists experienced the competition and will also feature personalities such as Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann, Ángel Correa or Virginia Torrecilla, among others. As the platform explains, they will show “how the club’s philosophy helps each of them improve from day to day.” The docuseries promises to reveal the secrets of the club as well as take “a vital journey through the stories of sports fans and professionals united by colors.”

Source: La Verdad


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