Diego Maradona

UK 12A Certificate
In cinemas
June 14, 2019
Director
Starring
Runtime
2 Hours 10 Minutes
Genre
Documentary, Sport
Language
English
From Altitude Film Distribution
infrequent strong language, nudity, bloody detail, drug references

Having never won a major tournament, ailing football giant SSC Napoli had 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.

Last updated
May 22, 2019

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