CALCIO STORICO: THE BLOOD OF FLORENCE

By Louis MYLES, Lorenzo SORBINI

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Historical - Post-Production 2018

Each June, teams from the four districts of Florence kick, punch and wrestle for the honor of the city in one of the most brutal games on earth.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Historical, Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Louis MYLES, Lorenzo SORBINI
    • Producer(s)
    • Louis MYLES, Tom MARKHAM
    • Synopsis
    • Calcio Storico Fiorentino is an ancient game – it has been played since Roman times and has been championed by its most celebrated residents. Three Popes have competed, as well as some of the most renowned artists of the Renaissance period.

      This is Florence’s tradition – teams are comprised of ordinary Florentine men. Men with extraordinary passion, character, bravery, and strength. It is the ultimate honor to represent one’s district.
       
      Shot in the highest quality, this feature-length documentary looks at the history and significance of Calcio Storico Fiorentino and follows the lives of some of the most colorful characters in the build-up to (and throughout) the 2017 tournament.

      Featuring interviews with players, ex-players, families, friends, and officials. The story of 2017 is breath-taking featuring scandal, violence, passion, controversy, expulsion and last-gasp winners.

      Part character portrait, part sport, part history and all gladiatorial - this stunning film takes the audience into the unknown heartbeat of this most famous city and shines a light on why Calcio Storico means so much to the people of Florence.

      A must watch for sports, MMA and history fans - and anyone seeking an incredible story.
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