- Asif Kapadia
- United kingdom
- Diego Armando Maradona
- Film4, London Entertainment, On The Corner Films
On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other. Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams. But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became almost a prisoner of the city.
Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Maradona who played for SSC Napoli in the 1980s.
Festivals & Academy awards and others
Festival de Cannes 2019
Out of Competition
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019
Atlántida Film Fest (Filmin) 2019
BAFTA Awards 2020
Spain (11 of July 2019)