Diego Maradona
2019
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Director: Asif Kapadia
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Diego Maradona was one of the finest but most controversial footballers in the history of the game. He captained Napoli to their first and last Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990, and led Argentina to their second World Cup title in 1986, but wrecked the second half of his playing career with his cocaine addiction. He is described to have two different personalities. Diego is the nice boy from the slums of Buenos Aires who loves the ball, Maradona is the badly-behaved global footballing icon. Asif Kapadia’s Senna was a riveting sports documentary which was assembled primarily from existing material. He uses the same method here, but his film does not have the same effect, perhaps because Diego Maradona is a more divisive and less relatable person.