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Football is God

in the name of the father, the son and Diego Maradona

Overview

Genre
Human Interest, Anthropology, Sports, Docu-Fiction, and Portrait
Synopsis

"Football is God" explores the close relation between faith and football.
The film follow three Boca Juniors fans.

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

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

La Tía is an old eccentric. She considers the Boca players her sons. The film follow La Tía in her pursuit of delivering a birthday present to her favourite player, Martín Palermo. The birthday present is a pair of boxer shorts.

"Football is God" is not just a film about football.
It is a film about faith.

Stage
finished
Running time
58 and 52 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Final Cut
Country
Denmark
Years of Production
2010
Locations
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English

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