MARADONA '86
Director and editor
23'
2014
Made for ESPN's highly regarded 30 for 30 series and produced by John Battsek for Passion Pictures, Maradona '86 premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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In the 1986 World Cup, Diego Armando Maradona redefined what is possible for one man to accomplish on a football pitch. Already a figure of notoriety, but with one failed World Cup behind him, Maradona took possession of the international stage in Mexico, the spotlight rarely drifting from him as he wrote an indelible history with his feet and, of course, with a “hand of God”. With narration taken from the revered Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, Maradona ’86 is an operatic portrait of a footballing idol, exposing not only Maradona's passions and contradictions as he wrote his name into football history forever, but the viewer's as well.

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