Category: Upcoming Films
Director: Asif Kapadia
Featuring: Diego Armando Maradona, Corrado Ferlaino, Maria Rosa Maradona.
When Diego Maradona arrived in Naples in 1984, for a world-record fee, the cities cherished football team was transformed from lowly underachievers to Italian and European Champions. Venerated as a God, Maradona was subsumed into a city riddled with corruption, where even the Devil needed bodyguards.
The third film from Asif Kapadia, the Oscar-winning director of Amy, is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage. Kapadia skilfully unfurls an incredible story of sporting success, the creation of a myth and a cities obsessive devotion to a breathtaking talent that made him the greatest footballer of his generation.
But there was a price… Diego Maradona is a unique insight into a football genius indomitable sprit and his very human weaknesses.
Assembling over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, Asif Kapadia, the Oscar-winning director of Amy, forges a story of glory, despair and betrayal.
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