In 1984 Diego Maradona arrived in Naples and all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football genius and Europe’s most dysfunctional city were a perfect match for each other. Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles, but when the magic faded he became a prisoner of the city.
After the success of Amy and Senna, Asif Kapadia closes his trilogy on the risks of fame with another captivating figure: the football superstar Diego Maradona. Exclusive interviews and footage create an arresting portrait of the controversial hero—a tight match between tragedy and legend.
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