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10th May 2019

First trailer for the new Maradona documentary is thrilling and spine-chilling

Paul Moore

From the director of Senna, it has been described as “remarkable” and “spellbinding”.

“Maradona is a God to the people of Naples. Maradona changed history. In 80 years, we had always suffered, fighting against relegation, yet in seven seasons with him we won two leagues, a UEFA Cup, two Italian Cups. I’m a fan too and to live those years with Maradona was incredible. Being on the pitch when they won the Scudetto was amazing: – Fabio Cannovaro.

Who are we to question the World Cup winner?

As soon as the first teaser trailer for Asif Kapadia’s new documentary on the world’s most controversial footballer was released a few weeks ago, we were hooked.

Genius, villain, icon, God, and devil.

There’s only one Maradona.

In the new documentary, the director of Senna and Amy will be charting the Argentinian’s tumultuous time in Italy and it’s going to be a gripping ride.

On 5 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 a prisoner of the city.

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive with the full support of the man himself, this will be an essential watch.

Take a look at what’s in store when it’s released on 14 June.