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Height Of Passion


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From the exotic backdrop of South America to the sophisticated pulse of Europe, HEIGHT OF PASSION explores the culture, history and rivalry of the most exciting football derbies in the world through a major four part television series.

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.


  • Four episodes narrated by Les Murray
  • Director Interview from SBS TV
  • Mini featurette - The Mighty Pele
  • Mini featurette - The Legendary Maradona
  • Plus more!
  • Release date Australia
    January 1st, 2003
    Movie Format
    • DVD
    DVD Region
    • Region 4
    • Standard Edition
    Aspect Ratio
    • 1.33 : 1
    Length (Minutes)
    Supported Audio
    • Dolby Digital Stereo
    Country of Production
    • Australia
    • Sport
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