The Argentine star left on November 25, 2020 at the age of 60 years, but on streaming platforms you can relive some of the crucial moments of his life: here are docu-film and series to watch.
Diego Armando Maradona with his football exploits, his spectacular talent and his intense and exciting life has made millions of people around the world dream. So, his very existence could be transformed into an Oscar film, a documentary or even a TV series, to be told without any reinterpretation.
It is no coincidence that Maradona has inspired numerous directors and production companies: today it is possible to relive his successes, descents, failures but also the incredible rises on the small screen. In fact, there are many films, documentaries and even TV series that tell the story of his life. Among the directors who have approached the Pibe de Oro, also stands out the Italian Paolo Sorrentino, who in recent weeks has announced the production of a film dedicated to the great footballer and who, after learning of his death, commented "He is not dead, he went to play away". Maradona left on November 25 at the age of 60, but in fact he will never die and thanks to streaming platforms we can relive some of the unforgettable moments of his existence.
Diego Maradona on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
The 2019 documentary, directed by Asif Kapadia, recounts the years Diego Maradona played for Napoli, from his entry in 1984, after leaving Barcelona, to the huge victories. The only two Scudetti in the history of Napoli arrived after the entrance of the Argentinean star, in the seasons 1986-1987 and 1989-1990.
The docu-film also sees the presence of Maradona and numerous testimonies of the people who were close to him: in fact it was made thanks to 500 hours of unpublished material made available by the family. The film has obtained a good number of views in streaming and numerous awards
The documentary Diego Maradona is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video (on demand).
In the same streaming platform we can also watch the miniseries composed of 7 episodes entitled Maradona in Mexico. It recounts the arrival of the footballer in Culiacán, where he has a mission: to save the local Dorados team.
Finally, on Netflix and also on Amazon Prime Video (on demand) is available Maradonanapoli, a 2017 documentary by Alessio Maria Federici, which focuses on the bond between the Pibe de Oro and his Naples. It all begins on June 30, 194, with the arrival of Maradona in the city. That moment, which at the beginning had a marginal value, in a few years became a sort of "advent", a date to remember and to transmit to future generations. Naples and Maradona become one, the city tightens year after year around its hero and his presence will change the community forever.
Maradona by Kusturica on Sky
If you want to know the life of the star, since his childhood, then the documentary Maradona by Kusturica is the best content. In addition to his football prowess, his human side is told: the places where he grew up are revisited, from Buenos Aires to Cuba to Naples, up to his difficulties with drug addiction, problems with his family and even his political ideas against the American imperialist system. In short, this documentary delves into the life of the person, beyond the character.
It is available on Sky and streaming on SkyGo but also on Youtube (on demand at 2.99€).
Finally, as anticipated, Paolo Sorrentino is working on a new film about the champion, titled It was the hand of God, which will land on Netflix in 2021.