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For Barbosa, were fifty years of history and twenty hours of recorded conversations about ninety minutes of a single game . Not any game, but the 1950's World Cup final, where in a fully packed Maracanã, Brazil lost the title to Uruguay in a kick from Ghiggia. Born there was the nightmare of the goalkeeper Barbosa, perhaps one of the best Brazilian soccer unfairly touted as solely responsible for the defeat. Told with mastery by Roberto Muylaert, one of 200,000 enthusiastic spectators on that fateful date, which turned into a negative metaphor for the country at the time, Barbosa - A goal silences Brazil does not just examine the situation from the perspective of the keeper. Muylaert offers a multifaceted view of the match, a real drama, as if carrying a camera that records every angle, every move, every side: Brazilian, Uruguayan, the crowd. A mixture of catharsis redemption, Barbosa - A goal silences the Brazil replaces the goalkeeper's position that he's always been, besides the goal, in the pantheon of the best goalkeepers in the history of football.

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