Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

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Oscar-winning Amy documentarian Asif Kamadia explores the life of the legendary football player in this Cannes Golden Camera-nominated documentary constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage. More

"On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a record-breaking 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." (Cannes Film Festival)

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2019Rating: M, Mature themes, coarse language and brief nudity130 minsUK
DocumentarySport
Director:
Asif Kapadia ('Senna', 'The Warrior', 'Amy')
Cast:
Diego Armando Maradona

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Diego Maradona | Reviews

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Flicks

Flicks, Craig Mathieson

The director of Senna and Amy turns his gaze to Diego Maradona, the world’s best footballer in the 1980s, who was perpetually playing his way in and out of controversy. It’s a fascinating portrait of an artist’s rise and fall.

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Flicks, Craig Mathieson

Flicks, Craig Mathieson

The director of Senna and Amy turns his gaze to Diego Maradona, the world’s best footballer in the 1980s, who was perpetually playing his way in and out of controversy. It’s a fascinating portrait of an artist’s rise and fall.

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Variety

Variety

It's a heady, engrossing, indulgently sprawling profile of a modern athlete in all his glory and contradiction, but it's also a film that leaves you with more questions than it should.

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Time Out

Time Out

Asif Kapadia's doc has the football and the drugs - think 'Scarface' with screamers - but it's a surprisingly emotional ride too.

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The Times

The Times

As Signorini says: "Diego has had a life both tremendous and terrible." Kapadia's film does justice to both sides.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

This is filmmaking with the hand of God upon it.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

[I]t's like a 130-minute Match of the Day title sequence created by Sophocles.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Asif Kapadia has put together an extraordinarily intimate account of [Diego Maradona's] rise and fall, enriched by grainy but graphic footage recording every phase of his life.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

It's impossible to conceive that the accomplished documentarian Asif Kapadia would deliver anything less than a rigorous, multifaceted and probing feature: with his latest, Diego Maradona, he does not disappoint.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This film is a solidly made summary of his golden years, full of energy and swagger. But Maradona's colourful life story is richer and stranger, deeper and darker than the greatest-hits reel captured here.

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Diego Maradona | Release Details

Diego Maradona is available to stream in Australia now on Stan and Netflix and Google Play and Apple TV and Kanopy and Prime Video Store.