Diego Maradona has passed away . Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, his spokesman announced Wednesday. Renowned along with Brazil’s Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup winning captain died of a heart attack, having undergone brain surgery earlier this month, a member of his entourage told AFP. President Alberto Fernandez immediately announced three days of national mourning in the South American country.
Diego Maradona is a 2019 British documentary film directed by Asif Kapadia .This documentary is about the Argentine footballer Diego Maradona with never before seen archival footage. It was shown out of competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
This was A British venture, the film was produced by On The Corner Film, in association with Film 4 with Altitude Film serving as distributor.The film was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 14 June 2019.
Diego Maradona documents and centres around the time Maradona transferred from FC Barcelona to S.S.C. Napoli in 1984
The trailer of the the movie can be watched below
The concept of producing a documentary film about Maradona came after the director released the film Amy in 2015. Due to difficulty on finding a story with a beginning and an end, the director opted on Naples as being the centrepiece for the film. During the London Olympics in 2012, producer Paul Martin contacted the director after discovering archival footage but after the release of Senna the idea was pushed back. Martin and Gay-Rees met with someone outside of Naples who owned private material. The idea to document Maradona’s life began in 1981 by his first agent Jorge Cyterszpiler. This led to two Argentine cameramen recording hundreds of hours of film. However, the film never got produced.
Diego Maradona grossed £966,936 ($1,174,464) in the United Kingdom and over $1,443,342 in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $2,617,806