Diego Maradona

Director: Asif Kapadia
Duration: 130 min

Having never won a major tournament, ailing football giant SSC Napoli had criminally underachieved. Their fanatical support was unequalled in both passion and size. None were more feared, but they longed for success.

On 5 July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee, and for seven years all hell broke loose. It was a perfect match: the world’s most celebrated footballer, blessed on the field but cursed off it, and the most dysfunctional city in Europe.

The charismatic Argentine quickly led the club to their first-ever title. In the sprawling chaos of Naples, where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. But there was a price: Diego could do as he pleased while performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became almost a prisoner of the city.

Made by the award-winning team behind SENNA and AMY, using over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive, this is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.

Contains infrequent strong language, nudity, bloody detail and drug references.

8.5/10 4 ratings.

General admission screenings

Thu 20th Jun
12.15 20.30
Fri 21st Jun
Sat 22nd Jun
15.15 20.50
Sun 23rd Jun
Mon 24th Jun
12.30 20.20
Tue 25th Jun
12.20 20.40
Wed 26th Jun
12.50 20.50
Thu 27th Jun
15.00 20.40

Club and Group screenings

Fri 21st Jun 12.15 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.

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