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Films and documentaries to remember Diego Maradona | Digital Trends Spanish


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Controversial on and off the pitch, Diego Armando Maradona captivated millions of world soccer fans. Although he was barely 1.60 meters tall, he never went unnoticed. He radiated talent in abundance and was the subject of extra-football controversy. From his beginnings in Villa Fiorito, his sporting successes, his addiction to drugs and his foray into politics, these are the best films and documentaries about Maradona, that portray him as the true genius that he was.

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Maradona: Blessed Dream (2021)

Maradona, blessed dream It is the most recent production on the life of the Argentine star. It is a biographical series that narrates his beginnings in Villa Fiorito and Argentinos Juniors, through his sporting successes and media scandals. The first season consists of 10 episodes that end with the 1986 World Cup. The series confirmed a second installment that will address Maradona’s return to Argentina and his subsequent death.

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Diego Maradona (2019)

Award-winning British director Asif Kapadia (Amy, 2015) made this documentary from more than 500 hours of unpublished images of the moments he shared with his teammates in the Argentine team, with fellow star Pelé, the relationship with his wife, Claudia Villafañe, among others.

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Maradona by Kusturica (2008)

Maradona by Kusturica is a documentary film by Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica, based on the life of the former Argentine soccer star. With a symbolic duration of 90 minutes, the production collects events such as his childhood in Villa Fiorito, his controversial career as a player, which includes his problems with drugs, and his most momentous goals. In addition, Kusturica accompanied Maradona in his activities between 2005 and 2007, such as his experience as a television host and his political activism with Fidel Castro, Evo Morales and Hugo Chávez.

Maradona, the hand of God (2007)

Maradona, the hand of God is an Italian-Argentine biographical film directed by Italian filmmaker Marco Risi. It tells his story from his childhood, as well as his greatest sporting successes and his decision to recover from his drug addiction. Diego is played by Italian actor Marco Leonardi in his adult years and by Abel Ayala at younger ages.

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Loving Maradona (2005)

“What do a child playing on a field in Villa Fiorito and the owner of a bar in Naples have in common? What do the 500 people who celebrate Christmas on October 30 and the 25 soccer fans showing off their tattoos have in common? Everyone loves Maradona ”. This is the presentation of the documentary by the Argentine filmmaker and publicist Javier Vásquez.

Maradona in Sinaloa

Maradona never went unnoticed. And so the docuseries proved Maradona in Sinaloa from Netflix, that exhibited his arrival in Culiacán, capital of Sinaloa (Mexico), to lead the Dorados of the second division of Mexican soccer. Salvation was again in “the hands” of the Argentine.

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