“Diego Maradona” by Asif Kapadia
Documentary, released July 31, 2019. On July 5, 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a sum that set a new world record. For seven years, he set the stadiums on fire. The most mythical footballer on the planet has found his perfect home in the most exciting – but also the most dangerous – city in Europe. In the field, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the field, he was considered a god. This charismatic Argentine loved to fight adversity and led SCC Napoli to the top of the table for the first time in its history. It was a waking dream! But the price to pay was high. Diego could do anything he wanted as long as he worked miracles on the field. However, darker hours finally followed these prosperous years…. Diego Maradona was made from more than 500 hours of unpublished images from the footballer’s personal archive.
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