Diego Maradona

(2019)

Release Date
05.07.2019

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.

Having never won a major tournament, ailing football giant SSC Napoli had criminally

underachieved. Their fanatical support was unequalled in both passion and size.

None was more feared. But how they ached for success...

On 5th July 1984, Diego 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.

The third film from the Academy Award and multi BAFTA-winning team behind

Senna and Amy, the film will be constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-

seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive and in the style of Senna and Amy,

will be a high-end and definitive feature documentary made with the full support of

Maradona.

DIRECTOR: Asif Kapadia

EDITOR: Chris King

Running time

2h 10 min

Rating

Under 12 Not Recommended

Production Company

Film4

Studio

Estonian Theatrical Distribution OÜ

Running time: 2h 10 min

Rating: Under 12 Not Recommended

Production Company: Film4

Studio: Estonian Theatrical Distribution OÜ

Genres

Documentary

Genres: Documentary