FOOTBALL IS GOD

FODBOLD ER GUD

By Ole BENDTZEN

FINAL CUT FOR REAL - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010


    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • DENMARK
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ole BENDTZEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Signe BYRGE SØRENSEN (Final Cut for Real), Anne KÖHNCKE (Final Cut for Real)
    • Synopsis
    • Football is God
      - passion, faith & football

      "I've played for Barcelona and Brazil all over the world at all the major stadiums but I have never experienced anything to compare with playing at La Bombonera against Boca Juniors. It's the closest you come to Hell". (Romario, professional footballer)

      Football is God explores the inextricable relation between faith and football, through following three fans of the legendary Club Atlético "Boca" Juniors in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

      Hernán is an intellectual intoxicated by a love for Boca, one which he cannot shake off. He finds himself torn between reason and his passion for Boca. A struggle that threatens to destroy him.

      Pablo is a working class man who believes that the former Boca player Diego Maradona is a God. And Pablo harbours a burning desire to meet his God.

      La Tía (The Auntie) is an old eccentric. She considers the Boca players her sons. The film follows La Tía on her pursuit of delivering a birthday present to her favourite player, Martín Palermo. The birthday present is a pair of boxer shorts, which she would like to see him try on.

      Football is God is a film about football - and so much more than. It is a film about faith, passion and the need for being part of something bigger than one self.
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