Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

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From the acclaimed award-winning director of ‘Senna’ and ‘Amy’, comes ‘Diego Maradona’.

On 5th July 1984, Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.

Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title - it was the stuff of dreams. But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became almost a prisoner of the city. In a city where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself.

This is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption, constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive. (Some subtitles)