Altitude Releases Trailer for Diego Maradona-Themed Documentary

Diego Maradonais kickin’ it old school… so to speak.

Altitude has released the first footage from its Cannes Film Festival-bound documentary Diego Maradona, which centers on the 58-year-old Argentine retired professional footballer and current manager of Mexican second division club Dorados.

Diego Maradona

Directed by Asif Kapadia, the documentary was constructed from more than 500 hours of rare footage. It centers on the career of the celebrated soccer star during his time at Italian club Napoli in the 1980s.

The film will chart the iconic sporting story of how the genius soccer star arrived at the ailing Italian side Napoli and turned them into a force, winning their first ever national championship. 

The glory also came with a price, however, as Maradona became almost a prisoner in the city. His inner demons were never far away.

The film will play Out Of Competition and Maradona will attend the Cannes Film Festival. 

The film will roll out in cinemas from this summer.