Calcio Storico | The Blood Of Florence


Theatrical Release - David's Flute

Dir: Louis Myles

Arri Amira/Angenieux Optimo

Every year in Florence four teams of locals kick, punch and wrestle each other for the pride of the city, in an event that dates back to the 15th century. But why?

Calcio Storico - The Blood of Florence
is a revealing feature-length documentary covering the history of, and a year-in-the-life of, Calcio Storico Fiorentino - the most brutal game on earth. Previously played by Popes, aristocrats and renaissance artists - Calcio is still the ultimate pride of Florence.