MARADONA

By Asif KAPADIA

AMAZON DIGITAL GERMANY GMBH - as BROAD

Documentary - Post-Production 2016

From the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Amy and Senna, 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.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Asif KAPADIA
    • Producer(s)
    • James GAY-REES (On the Corner), Paul MARTIN
    • Synopsis
    • 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 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.

      The third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, 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 Maradona.

      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.
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