Diego Maradona, the movie: What the documentary on his time at Napoli teaches us about the life of one of football's greats

Diego Maradona Napoli
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Revered and reviled in varying measures, Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after a heart attack.

Now, like the subjects of Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia’s two previous films, Ayrton Senna and Amy Winehouse – victims of a fast and slow car crash respectively – you watch this movie as an elegy.

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Steve Hill

In over 20 years at the keyboard, Steve Hill has mainly written about football, video games, films, television and music. Widely published, those words have appeared in such publications as Maxim, Esquire, loaded, FourFourTwo, Hotdog, PokerPlayer, PC Zone, The Independent and The Mail On Sunday. Steve has been nominated for the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year twice.