Back Four: Four Films About Football
Australian Premiere


Maracanazo: The Football Legend

The 1950 World Cup Final is the most famous match in football history known simply as the ‘Maracanazo’. Host Brazil faced Uruguay in the newly constructed Maracaná mega-stadium in front of 200,000 fans needing only to draw to win the Cup for the first time. Using carefully restored footage and interviews with the few surviving players, Maracanazo is the definitive account of a unique moment in football history that would shape these two nations and their players forever.

Sebastián Bednarik, Andrés Varela
Alcídes Ghiggia, Moacir Barbosa, Obdulio Varela, Ademir
2014 • 75 MINS • DOCUMENTARY URUGUAY / BRAZIL Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles
15+ (exemption)