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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 Festivals & awards
Original title Fodbold er Gud
Danish title Fodbold er Gud
Other titles Football is God
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
Production companies Final Cut Productions
International sales DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
TV release 06.06.2010, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Final Cut Productions

Direction

Direction Ole Bendtzen

Production

Producer Anne Köhncke
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen

Cinematography

Cinematography Henrik Bohn Ipsen

Stills

Stills Henrik Bohn Ipsen

Editing

Editing Niels Pagh Andersen

Music

Music Sanna Salmenkallio

Sound

Sound Peter Albrechtsen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2011-04-06
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