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Maradona by Kusturica (2008)

A documentary on Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the world's greatest modern player.

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Emir Kusturica
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Credited cast:
Ernesto Cantu Ernesto Cantu ... Spanish Voice overs (voice)
Fidel Castro ... Himself
Manu Chao Manu Chao ... Himself
Hugo Chávez ... Himself
Emir Kusturica ... Himself
Diego Armando Maradona ... Himself
Evo Morales Evo Morales ... Himself
Claudia Villafañe Claudia Villafañe ... Herself
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A documentary on Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the world's greatest modern player.

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28 May 2008 (France) See more »

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"If I was Maradona, I would live just like him..."
17 July 2010 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Emir Kusturica's films are often wild, inventive but ill-disciplined affairs; and his documentary about (the often wild and ill-disciplined) Diego Maradona is no exception. Maradona was of course famous as a brilliant footballer who has nearly killed himself through drug abuse and over-eating; Kusturica intersperses film of time he has spent with the star together with interviews with his fans, excerpts of his own films, comic animations, and ruminations one what Maradona represents. It's the latter which is the problem: Maradona may dislike George Bush, but that hardly makes him a revolutionary; indeed, he comes across more as a spoilt child who still can't take responsibility for his own actions. And the worship he inspires makes his physical condition seem tragic - not just old and fat, but genuinely not well (in fact, he looked far healthier recently managing his country at the recent world cup). Ultimately, the film seems determined to adore its subject, even when it's not so clear he deserves such adoration. But there are few footballers whose game or life has been nearly so interesting.


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