Netflix nets deal for World Cup doc

Mata_MataNetflix has bought World Cup soccer documentary Mata Mata for its service in Latin America.

The feature-length doc follows three talented Brazilian soccer players – Danilo, Thiago and Dante – in the three years ahead of this year’s World Cup, which will be held in Brazil.

It is distributed by Red Arrow International, which struck the Netflix deal. The film is now available on Netflix in Lat-Am.

Mata Mata (which translates as ‘Kill-Kill’, the Brazilian term for a knockout match) was originally produced by F24 Film for German pubcaster ARD.

Red Arrow has already sold it to broadcasters including Sweden´s SVT, Finland’s YLE, and Denmark’s DR. Belgian pubcaster VRT and Norwegian video platform VGTV have also picked it up ahead of the World Cup, which kicks takes place in Brazil and kicks of next month.