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Diego Maradona

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Director: Asif Kapadia

Starring: Diego Armando Maradona

Rating: 15

United Kingdom 2019, 120mins

From the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, this definitive feature documentary is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from the sporting legend's personal archive.

Having never won a major tournament, ailing football giant SSC Napoli had criminally underachieved. Their fanatical support was unequalled in both passion and size. None was more feared. But how they ached for success…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. In a city where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. This is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.