In Rio de Janeiro, close to the mythical Maracana stadium, venue for the grand final of the World Cup 2014, we find an ordinary football field in the Sampaio neighborhood. There, football happens as a genuine expression of Brazilian culture.
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Beautifully shot, and exquisitely edited, Campo de Jogo puts its focus on bodies, the very concept of movement, the raw energy of sport, the often brutal outbursts of violence, and the imperfect beauty of the neighbourhood's people.