La Passione

  |  120 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Rock star Chris Rea's semi-autobiographical film tells the story of Jo Maldini, a young boy growing up in North England with his Italian immigrant family. He dreams of becoming a Ferrari racing driver, watching every race on television with his father (Paul Shane) and uncles. Later in life, with his fantasies now encompassing Shirley Bassey (who plays herself), Jo invents an aftershave, 'La Passione', based on the aroma of his father's ice cream. Although he becomes wealthy, his success causes a bitter rift with his father. Also included on the video is a 30-minute interview with Chris Rea.