Football is God

Ole Bendtzen, Denmark, 2010

53 min.DK/Documentary

"Football is God" explores the close relation between faith and football, following three fans of the legendary Club Atlético Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires. Hernán is an intellectual, intoxicated by a love for Boca that he cannot shake off. Pablo is a working class man that believes that the former Boca player, Diego Maradona is a God. La Tía (The Auntie) is an old eccentric. She considers the Boca players her sons. "Football is God" is about football ¿ but also about faith, passion and the need for being part of something bigger than one self.
Basic information Credits
Original title Fodbold er Gud
Danish title Fodbold er Gud
Keywords Soccer, Fan culture, Argentina, Belief, Club Atlético Boca Juniors
Director Ole Bendtzen
Producer Anne Köhncke, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Composer Sanna Salmenkallio
Production country Denmark
International sales DR International Sales
Technical info color
TV release 06.06.2010, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Final Cut Productions


Direction Ole Bendtzen


Producer Anne Köhncke
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen


Cinematography Henrik Bohn Ipsen


Stills Henrik Bohn Ipsen


Editing Niels Pagh Andersen


Music Sanna Salmenkallio


Sound Peter Albrechtsen

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