Diego Maradona is a football legend, and although that word gets bandied about A LOT in both football/soccer circles, as well as sport in general, Maradona is the real deal.
And therein lies the distinction: are we talking about Maradona or are we talking about Diego?
In the third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind SENNA and AMY and producer Paul Martin, 'DIEGO MARADONA' the movie is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive with the full support of the man himself.
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Maradona’s glorious run past England’s defenders on the field is the stuff of legend.
AND: that goal he scored minutes earlier with his hand – the celebrated “hand of God”, as he coined it, was the stuff of legend of mythical proportions. See that moment in football history here:
The commentary back then was both dramatic and kinda funny: “Cosmic kite, what planet are you from that you can leave so many Englishmen in your wake?” Then ensued sob of joy at such a feat, celebrated across Argentina as revenge for the Falklands War. Oh yes, remember that? The tension!
On July 5, 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples (as pictured above) for a world-record fee. For seven years he turned the football world upside down.
Says the film blurb:
He was the world’s most celebrated football icon and the most passionate but dangerous city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.
On the pitch, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, he was treated like a God. The charismatic Argentine loved a fight against the odds and led Napoli to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams.
But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased while performing miracles on the pitch but, as time passed, darker days closed in.
'DIEGO MARADONA' is directed by Asif Kapadia.
'DIEGO MARADONA' releases in Australian cinemas on July 25, 2019
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