Somehow, it is not surprising that the vainest, self absorbed player on the planet would authorise a documentary intended to humanise him.
‘Ronaldo’, the movie, is an ‘uncensored’ look into the life of the Real Madrid player and three time world footballer of the year. The movie is intended to show the man behind the arrogant footballer- show that there is more to him than meets the eye.
The premiere was a grand affair in the UK capital, featuring appearances from some of the greats in the world of football. Sir Alex Ferguson, one of the men most responsible for Ronaldo’s success when he gave him his start at Manchester United- Gary Neville and Carlo Ancelotti, were all present at the premiere.
Ronaldo was also presented with a plaque from Guinness World Records, for being the personality with the most likes on Facebook.
Speaking on the spectacle, Ronaldo said that those who really know him, would not be surprised with the contents of the movie.
“The people who really know me, they are not going to be surprised about the movie,” he told Reuters.
Movie cataloguing site IMDb breaks down the movie thus:
“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.”
Director Anthony Wonke and his team has worked on famous biopics in the past; including movies on racing driver Ayrton Senna and Amy Winehouse.