The documentary focusses on the time when Maradona transferred from FC Barcelona to S.S.C. Napoli on July 5, 1984, for a world-record fee.
Dubai-based pay-TV network OSN is exclusively bringing the Diego Maradona documentary to its entertainment network. Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, the documentary, directed by Asif Kapadia, centres on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona and how a poor Argentinian boy became one of the greatest and most controversial footballers of the 1980s.
Diego Maradona starts on December 7 at 8 pm in KSA and 9 pm in the UAE.
A British venture, the film was produced by On The Corner Film, in association with Film 4. Diego Maradona documents the time Maradona transferred from FC Barcelona to S.S.C. Napoli on July 5, 1984, for a world-record fee.
The documentary covers Maradona’s life before he eventually went on to win Serie A and the 1988–89 UEFA Cup with the Italian team.
Filmmaker Asif Kapadia, who won an Oscar for the documentary Amy, has managed to create a documentary that appeals to the masses. Diego Maradona grossed over 4m dirhams when it was released in the UK Box Office and over 5m dirhams in other territories for a total worldwide gross of almost 10m dirhams.
Diego Maradona is available as part of Reality Check, a segment on the OSN News Channel. Reality Check is a selection of documentaries with a focus on different genres including biographical and human-interest stories, political, historical, technological, science and space.