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Diego Maradona (2019)

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Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

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Asif Kapadia
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Credited cast:
Diego Armando Maradona ... Himself (as Diego Maradona)
Diego Maradona Jr. Diego Maradona Jr. ... Himself
Claudia Villafañe Claudia Villafañe ... Herself
Corrado Ferlaino Corrado Ferlaino ... Himself
Cristiana Sinagra Cristiana Sinagra ... Herself
Maria Rosa Maradona Maria Rosa Maradona ... Herself
Daniel Arcucci Daniel Arcucci ... Himself
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Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

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20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Diego Maradona See more »

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Naples, Italy

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Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton said that he, along with several other former England players, declined an invitation to attend the movie's UK premiere because they were playing darts. See more »

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Whether you like Maradona or not...
25 June 2019 | by garethcrookSee all my reviews

I had pretty high hopes for this after Kapadia's previous outings with Senna and Amy. Diego Maradona doesn't quite hit those heights... but it's not far off. Made up of archival footage (this seems to be Kapadia's preference) it tells Maradona's story exceptionally well. Diego himself narrates a lot of it and that helps tie a thread through the footage, but the lack of talking heads really helps give Kapadia's work a more cinematic tone. The footage has been lovingly cut, graded and crafted. I'm sure some of the sound is added foley, but even that feels authentic and that's a good summary word for this, authentic. Honest and truthful, it pulls no punches. I thought I knew a lot about this decisive football icon, but in true great documentary style, this reveals a whole lot more. Whether you like Maradona or not, or like football even, this is a compelling film and a must watch.


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