Garrincha: Hero of the Jungle

1962 film

Garrincha: Hero of the Jungle (Portuguese: Garrincha - Alegria do Povo) is a 1962 Brazilian documentary film directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, about the Brazilian soccer player Garrincha.It was entered into the 13th Berlin International Film Festival In 2006, the documentary was selected as part of a special section of the 63rd Venice International Film Festival, dedicated to Joaquim Pedro de Andrade.

Garrincha: Hero of the Jungle
Directed byJoaquim Pedro de Andrade
Produced byLuiz Carlos Barreto
Armando Nogueira
Written byJoaquim Pedro de Andrade
David Neves
CinematographyMário Carneiro
Edited byJoaquim Pedro de Andrade
Release date
  • 1962 (1962)
Running time
60 minutes


  • Garrincha as Himself
  • Heron Domingues as Himself