Maradona by Kusturica

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Maradona by Kusturica
Maradona (film).jpg
Maradona theatrical release poster
Directed by Emir Kusturica
Produced by José Ibáñez
Narrated by Emir Kusturica
Music by Stribor Kusturica
Cinematography Rodrigo Pulpeiro Vega
Pentagrama Films
Telecinco Cinema
Wild Bunch
Distributed by Wild Bunch Distribution
Release dates
May 28, 2008 (2008-05-28)
Running time
90 minutes
Language English
Box office $683,632[1]

Maradona by Kusturica is a documentary on the life of Argentine footballer Diego Maradona, directed by the award-winning Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica. The documentary premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2008.

Kusturica stated the following regarding the film[citation needed]:

  • It is the first film that will treat all the aspects of the life of Maradona.
  • The film will be very complex to make, because I want to show the true personality of Maradona. Football is a science of great mathematical precision!
  • The film ends when the former football player being in good health, and has no more addiction to drugs.
  • The film will show "the three Maradonas" I've discovered during the shooting: the football teacher, the politically incorrect citizen against the unilateral politics of the USA and the family man. These three Diegos will be in the end of the film I will shoot in the Aztec Stadium in Mexico, where Diego scored one of his most famous goals, during the World Cup 1986 against the English team.



  1. Sex Pistols — "God Save the Queen"[2]
  2. Manu Chao — "La Vida Tómbola"[2]
  3. Rodrigo Bueno — "La Mano de Dios"
  4. Ratones Paranoicos — "Para Siempre Diego"


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