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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Ernesto Cantu ... Spanish Voice overs (voice)
Fidel Castro ... Himself
Manu Chao Manu Chao ... Himself
Hugo Chávez ... Himself
Emir Kusturica ... Himself
Diego Maradona ... Himself (as Diego Armando Maradona)
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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Documentary | Sport

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28 May 2008 (France) See more »

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Maradona See more »

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Argentina See more »

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La Vida Tómbola
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How 'bout enjoying your pension Kusturica?
13 July 2010 | by CarsonTrentSee all my reviews

About 15 years ago it was regarded almost as blasphemy to dislike Kusturica's work. The loud gypsy trumpet music and Balcanic blabber with poverty charm was suddenly hip and splattered all over the screen and no longer hidden behind glamorous designer shops in the back alleys of Europe. I have never socially discussed the fact that I didn't particularly enjoyed his stuff except Arizona Dream, because experience taught me that a flavor of the month is a guaranteed magnet for more or less imbecile follow up.

Kusturica then announced he will retire from movie making, and for a while things calmed down. Then he came with this. Dios, man...Maradona was a super footballer with a funny physique, that's that. No multiple layers worth exploring. No multiple layers, period. To present his goals as political comment is ludicrous and the whole display is completely tasteless. K says at one point that he feels like a paparazzi waiting to shove the microphone in the star's face...well, talk about the moment of the truth. Maradona is presented taking a bath and talking about Fidel while compromising up his own simplistic viewpoint while K blabbers on about the Balcans and capitalism, Bush and the Queen. I'm surprised K didn't find a connection between Maradona and 12.12 of the Mayan calendar.

My question is why did he feel the need to drag Maradona's name into his ego trip?

Stay gone K, just stay gone...


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