Film: Diego Maradona

Friday 12 July 2019

  • Doors: 12/07/2019 07:00PM

From the BAFTA and Academy Award-winning team behind the brilliant AMY (about Amy Winehouse) and SENNA (about Ayrton Senna) comes a wild and unforgettable story of of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.

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. Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Napoli 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.

Directed by Asif Kapadia, the film will be constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive and in the style of Senna and Amy, will be a high-end and definitive feature documentary made with the full support of the man himself.

In a city where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself.  

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