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The onscreen Lifestyles of Argentine Soccer legend Diego Maradona

As a striking and controversial figure, Diego Maradona has been the topic of several television and movie productions.

Serbian film manufacturer Emir Kusturica introduced his documentary about Maradona at 2008 in the Cannes Film Festival following yearlong labor of love, though Kusturica, who uttered it himself pulled no punches in its description of this contentious idol:

“Having given up medication, he seemed very first like Falstaff, an ad for Spaghetti!”

The Netflix documentary show Maradona Back in Mexico have a peek at the latter times of this celebrity in 2018 and 2019. It revolves around his training of Second Division Mexican soccer team Dorados de Sinaloa at Culiacán.

Maradona throve in the club and a single review of this series praised the blunt behind-the-scenes footage which revealed him “endearingly unhinged”.

Another manager who introduced a documentary concerning the soccer star in the Cannes Film — now in 2019 — was Asif Kapadia, following on from his well-received profiles of Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna along with the late British singer Amy Winehouse. Kapadia started his movie Diego Maradona’ was the next element of his trilogy about kid geniuses and celebrities.

The film centers on Maradona’s club heyday, moving out of FC Barcelona into Napoli in 1984 and finally winning Serie A double however the 1989 UEFA Cup.

Asif Kapadia claimed that Maradona was is a critical figure in the background of this match:

“In 1 way he’s the bridge between individuals such as (Brazilian footballer) Pelé and (Lionel) Messi and (Cristiano) Ronaldo.”

“He’s the man who crossed over in the black-and-white (tv ) creation to the megastars we have, using a million followers around Instagram. Of my age of watching soccer, he was the best player on earth.”

In the aftermath of this idol’s departure, these productions definitely will not be the last to look in his life.