The director of the critically acclaimed Senna and Amy is back with another highly anticipated documentary profile, this time focusing on the much-loved yet controversial legendary footballer, Diego Maradona.
The film follows Maradona during his time at SSC Napoli, where he arrived for a world record fee. The team, an underachieving football giant with a huge and fanatical supporter base, hoped that Maradona would bring them the success they longed for. And so, the world’s most celebrated footballer and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were introduced.
Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it, as the charismatic Argentine quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. Evoking religious iconography and language, Maradona became a ‘God’ of football, his natural athletic genius drawing comparisons with the divine.
In a city where even the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. This is the wild and unforgettable story of raw talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.
Compiled from 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive, the film was made with full support from the man himself. It is sure to be another fast-paced, compelling and insightful portrait from this Academy Award and BAFTA winning team.