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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pelé ... Himself (archive footage)
Diego Armando Maradona ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (as Diego Maradona)
Claudia Villafañe Claudia Villafañe ... Herself (voice) (archive footage)
Dalma Maradona Dalma Maradona ... Herself (archive footage)
Jorge Burruchaga ... Himself (archive footage)
Diego Maradona Jr. Diego Maradona Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Gianinna Maradona Gianinna Maradona ... Herself (archive footage)
Cristiana Sinagra Cristiana Sinagra ... Herself (archive footage)
Víctor Hugo Morales Víctor Hugo Morales ... Himself (voice)
Maria Rosa Maradona Maria Rosa Maradona ... Herself (voice)
Diego Maradona Sr. Diego Maradona Sr. ... Himself (archive footage) (as Don Diego Maradona)
Fernando Signorini Fernando Signorini ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Corrado Ferlaino Corrado Ferlaino ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Ciro Ferrara Ciro Ferrara ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Ernesto Cherquis Bialo Ernesto Cherquis Bialo ... Himself (archive footage) (as Cherquis Bialo)
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

Italian | Catalan | English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diego Maradona See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Italy

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,654,120
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Trivia

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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Diego Armando Maradona: When you're on the field, the life goes away, the problems go away, everything goes away!
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5 August 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

A fascinating documentary dealing with the various facets of Diego Armando Maradona who is undoubtedly an emblematic figure of the soccer world, like Pelé, Lionel Messi, Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer or (I'm French!) Michel Platini. We may see again, with an indescribable pleasure, the phenomenal ascent of this genius then the glory, in the 80s, with the Argentine victory at the World Cup organized by the Mexicans in 1986 and the very first victory of the Neapolitans in the Italian Serie A in 1987. Then, we sadly witness his descent into hell and the Italian ingratitude as sudden as pathetic. A sober and synthetic work about the extra-ordinary life of Diego Armando Maradona.


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