Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.

tags: Society, Humor, Comedy, Politics, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Feature film, Sports, Queer

Cast: Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira, Carla Maciel


Screenplay: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Director of Photography: Charles Ackley Anderson

Film Editor: Raphaëlle Martin-Holger, Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Composer: Ulysse Klotz, Adriana Holtz

Production Designer: Bruno Duarte, Cypress Cook

Sound: Olivier Blanc, David Turini, Fernando Henna, Benjamin Viau

Producer: Justin Taurand, Maria João Mayer, Daniel van Hoogstraten

Production Company: Les Films du Bélier

Co-Production Company: Syndrome Films, Maria & Mayer

World Sales: Charades

Distributor: Koch Films GmbH

Director: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt


Gabriel Abrantes (first) is born in North Carolina, United States, in 1984. His short films have premiered at the Berlinale, Locarno Film Festival, the Venice Biennial, and the Toronto International Film Festival. They have been distinguished with a number of awards. He currently lives and works in Lisbon.

Daniel Schmidt (second) is born in New Haven, CT, USA in 1984. He earned his BFA in Film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His films have screened around the world including premiers at the Venice Biennale, Rotterdam Film Festival and the Berlinale.