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Diego Maradona Rated 12A

Diego Maradona

Dir. Asif Kapadia. UK, 2019. 2h 10m.

On the pitch, footballer Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, however, he regularly courted controversy and corruption. This fascinating documentary from Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy) focuses on his world-record transfer to Napoli FC in 1984 and the subsequent seven years when all hell broke loose.

‘Asif Kapadia's doc has the football and the drugs - think 'Scarface' with screamers - but it's a surprisingly emotional ride too.’ ★★★★ Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

‘As Signorini says: "Diego has had a life both tremendous and terrible." Kapadia's film does justice to both sides.’ ★★★★ Ed Potton, The Times