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Film Summer Festival: Diego Maradona


On July 5, 1984, 23-year-old footballer Diego Maradona arrived at SSC Napoli for a record amount. The club had never won a major tournament before and wanted to be more successful. The charismatic Argentinian drew Naples to their first ever victory and was adored by many. In a city where even the devil still needed bodyguards, Maradona grew bigger than God.


This documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of star football player Diego Maradona. Based on more than 500 hours of archive material, the film paints a unique portrait of this man, rebel and hero. Director Asif Kapadia also made the successful documentary Senna, about the life and tragic death of Brazilian Formula 1 icon Ayrton Senna. In 2016, he won an Oscar for his documentary Amy, about singer Amy Winehouse, who passed away in 2011. For his latest film, he got Diego Maradona himself on board, who gave his full support.

Regie Asif Kapadia
Cast Diego Maradona (Zichzelf)
Genre Documentaire
Land United Kingdom (UK)
Release 27 Jul 2020
Productiejaar 2018
Speelduur 130 minuten
Gesproken taal Engels,Italiaans,Spaans
Ondertitelde taal Engels

Deze film wordt verwacht op 27 Jul 2020. Houd deze pagina daarom goed in de gaten!


De Volkskrant ★★★★ (4 sterren)

Briljant gemonteerde docu over de gespletenheid van Diego privé en de publieke Maradonna.

Het Parool (geeft geen sterren)

Regisseur Asif Kapadia maakte met veel nieuw beeld een pakkende documentaire over opkomst en ondergang van Diego Maradona.

Trouw ★★★★ (4 sterren)

Een slim opgebouwd epos over een godenzoon.