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Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)

Maradona, la mano di Dio (original title)
The life of the former football player Diego Armando Maradona is recreated in this film, from his childhood up to his first heart attack and his firm decision of recovering himself, passing... See full summary »

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Marco Risi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marco Leonardi ... Diego Armando Maradona
Juan Leyrado ... Guillermo Coppola
Julieta Díaz ... Claudia Villafañe
Roly Serrano ... Chitoro (as Rolly Serrano)
Luis Machín Luis Machín ... Marcos Franchi
Fabián Arenillas Fabián Arenillas ... Leo
Norma Argentina Norma Argentina ... Tota
Emiliano Kaczka Emiliano Kaczka ... Jorge Cisterpiller
Abel Ayala Abel Ayala ... Young Maradona
Lucas Escariz Lucas Escariz ... Salazar
Eliana González Eliana González ... Young Claudia
Giovanni Mauriello Giovanni Mauriello ... Presidente
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisandro Berenguer ... Director Publicidad
Gabriela Cóceres Gabriela Cóceres ... Raffaella Carrá
Javier De la Vega Javier De la Vega
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The life of the former football player Diego Armando Maradona is recreated in this film, from his childhood up to his first heart attack and his firm decision of recovering himself, passing through his stage of largest football glory when he was awarded with ten titles. This helped him to be chosen, in 2000, as the best athlete in the century, in a vote promoted by the FIFA. Written by Anonymous

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Interesting life, terrible movie
8 March 2008 | by tpupkinSee all my reviews

So it turns out this isn't based on the Jimmy Burns book of the same name, which must be a relief to Mr. Burns, because this movie is inept in just about every way possible.

The production quality on this movie is below par for porn, let alone a TV movie. More like a cut-rate telenovela. The script completely fails to bring Maradona to life, skipping key sections of his career. A teenage pro playing in the brutal Argentinian league? Apparently not interesting, and demoted to one of the worst time-lapse montages ever conceived. The cheese factor is off the charts throughout. Plus, as an added disappointment, the DVD isn't widescreen-enhanced.

One of the worst movies I've ever rented, and I tolerate lot a of bad soccer movies.


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Country:

Italy | Argentina

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

30 March 2007 (Italy) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$680,687
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2.35 : 1
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