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Maradona by Kusturica
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Renowned multi-award-winning Kusturica directs a celebration of the extraordinary history and phoenix-like resurrection of Diego Maradona: sporting hero, people’s champion, fallen idol and inspiration to millions. Enjoying unprecedented access to the man himself, as well as to extensive archives, Kusturica takes the audience on an intimate whirlwind tour of the places and people closest and most important to this god of football. From Argentina to Naples, from Cuba to Barcelona; from family and childhood friends to fellow players (Lionel Messi and Claudio Caniggia) and world leaders (Fidel Castro), the film traces the great man’s incredible story, from the humblest of beginnings to world-domination; from spectacular, tragic fall to glorious rebirth. Sarajevo-born Emir Kusturica (54) is a Serbian director, musician and producer. Author of nine films, several television and short films, he also plays guitar in a rock band called ''No Smoking Orchestra''. Among his many awards, he has received the coveted Palm d'Or twice at the Cannes Film Festival and the Silver Bear (Special Jury Prize) at the Berlin Film Festival.
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