Football is the opiate of the masses and within the Latin community it influences everything. Race, creed and social classes unite in a common obsession for the game. Political popularity has often relied heavily on the outcome of the derby.
Club histories are steeped in rich tribal traditions and stars treated like demi-gods. Stadiums are viewed as sacred temples where fans proudly display tehir team's "holy shroud" on the terraces. Club loyalty reigns supreme, bonding or dividing families.
The might of Europe and South America are identified through: Real Madrid v Barcelona / AC Milan v Inter Milan / Boca Juniors v River Plate / Flamengo v Vasco.
These "super classicos" are the most eagerly awaited contests on the football social calendar. National interest intensifies a week before the game and takes another for the sweet taste of victory and the bitter taste of defeat to fade away.
Writer-Producer-Director, Rod Hay, is an award winning filmmaker whose previous television series, Champions of the World and Sleeping Giants, have both been acclaimed by football pundits, not just for their football content, but for their social and cultural insight as well.
Height of Passion is not just a football experience, it is the ultimate emotion.
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
- 1.33 : 1
- Dolby Digital Stereo
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