Netflix has set The Figo Affair (El Caso Figo), a feature-length documentary centered on the tale of Ballon d’Or winning Portuguese footballer Luis Figo’s transfer from FC Barcelona to Real Madrid, as its newest partnership with London-based Pitch Productions.
The Spanish-language documentary, which gives the most acrimonious transfer drama in football history the heist film treatment, recounts the enthralling narrative of how Figo’s transfer from Spanish giants FC Barcelona to fierce rival Real Madrid came to happen. Backroom agreements, a really historic athletic rivalry, and a significant cultural difference are all part of the story.
The Figo Affair is directed by David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas, the same partnership that made the Netflix documentary biography Pelé. Marie-Denise Dormis, Pitch’s head of production, line-produced the picture. Max Dobbyn created the documentary and also served as a consultant producer after joining the firm as head of development from Lightbox in 2020.
Pitch Productions, located in London, has a history of producing sports-related nonfiction films, including Amazon’s Andy Murray: Resurfacing and All or Nothing: Brazil National Team. Pelé, a biography of the iconic Brazilian player, was made for Netflix, and they were co-producers on The Perfect Chaos, the streamer’s series about PSG forward Neymar.