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Documentary - Completed 2018

From the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Amy and Senna, DIEGO MARADONA is a wild and irreverent look at one of the world’s most iconic sportsmen, both on and off the pitch, during his infamous time in Naples.

& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2019
Out of Competition
Karlovy Vary IFF 2019
Locarno Film Festival 2019
Piazza Grande
Red Sea IFF 2020
Best of the Year
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 125 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Asif KAPADIA
    • Producer(s)
    • James GAY-REES (On the Corner), Paul MARTIN
    • Synopsis
    • The third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind SENNA and AMY and producer Paul Martin, DIEGO MARADONA is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive with the full support of the man himself.

      On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee. For seven years all hell broke loose. 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.