A fascinating look at the meteoric rise and fall of one of the greatest to ever play the game. The drama of Diego’s time at Napoli is laid bare with some astonishing video footage hammering home the chaos of his Italian stay.
The contrast between the gifted boy from the streets and the temperamental character he became is stark. What director Asif Kapadia manages to do extremely well however, is give plenty of context as to why this dramatic change came to pass in the first place.
The director of “Senna” and “Amy” once again eschews the use of talking heads and instead lets the comprehensive archival footage do the majority of the talking. It’s a shrewd artistic choice which helps to further immerse us into Diego’s crazy story,
Part character study, part behind-the-scenes documentary, it’s an eye-opening watch and essential viewing for anyone with even a passing interest in football.