One of the most well-known and beloved Italian soccer players in history, Roberto Baggio exposes his most vulnerable self to the audience. THE DIVINE PONYTAIL (Il Divin Codino) celebrates the man behind the myth, with a movie that chronicles Baggio’s career. Starting from the infamous penalty during the final match between Italy and Brazil in the World Cup USA ‘94, as the story of the “Divin Codino” unfolds, we learn about his difficult debut as a player, up until his farewell to soccer. A career that spans 22 years through injuries, a love-hate relationship with his fans, the deep rifts with some of his coaches, this movie chronicles the great achievements on the soccer field of a phenomenal player, capable of applying the work ethics and values transmitted by his large family to the game. Acclaimed by fans and achiever of some of the most spectacular feats in the history of soccer, Roberto Baggio is the hero whose fame endures in the years without fading.
Directed by: Letizia Lamartire
Written by: Ludovica Rampoldi and Stefano Sardo
Produced by: Fabula Pictures
Original Broadcasters: Netflix, RTI
Cast: Andrea Arcangeli, Valentina Bellè, Thomas Trabacchi, Andrea Pennacchi, Antonio Zavatteri, Anna Ferruzzo
Year of production: 2020
International Sales: Netflix