Maradona by KusturicaEmir Kusturica, 90 min, France, Spain.
Emir Kusturica is an award winning director, known for films like Time of the Gypsies, Black Cat, White Cat and Underground, but also for being a controversial media personality. Kusturica's documentary about Maradona is no exception.
The Maradona Kusturica meets is the revolutonary, the football player, the man, the god, the family father, the drug addict and the legend.
Maradona has a reputation as the hero of the people. An athlete that against all odds escaped the slums to become a world famous celebrity and a living legend. As the director and his subject grow closer, Maradona starts to reveal private details and secrets that have never come to light before. Through unique pictures, we're given an insight into his life and background. With the help of the camera we visit specific environments and places and speak to people that all have made Maradona to the colorful person he is today. A person that even Fidel Castro himself bowed to in reverence.