DVD – Maradona by Kusturica

DVD - Maradona by Kusturica

Maradona by Kusturica

               Genre: Documentary
               Argentina, Football, Manu Chao, cocaine, Chapel, Gate of the century, Diego Armando Maradona

to see Maradona and die

  As already conveyed its title, this documentary is not simply a portrait of the spectacular and scandalous football star Diego Armando Maradona, but also to the tremendous affinity for the filmmaker Emir Kusturica for the reigning coach of the Argentine national soccer team. This admiration does not limit itself to the sporting talents of Maradona, but also includes the unpleasing personality and life history, and not least his attitude in the political territory. Maradona by Kusturica combines results from a series of encounters and convergences between these two extraordinary men, who represents – as it presents itself – a certain affinity, which is expressed in the subtitle quite pathetic in the movie: “The Hand of God – Emir Kusturica meets Diego Maradona “.

Since this is impassable director with his guitar on stage in Buenos Aires and the cheering audience as the “announced Diego Maradona of cinema”: This scene opens up a small concert, a special documentary, which oscillates between the contradictions of a demystification hero worship. The idiosyncratic filmmaker and eccentric than soccer succeed in this highly entertaining documentary, an at times before bursting vanities only as self-presentation, which is characterized by tearful confessions, as well as by a crafty humor, not without a good dose of irony. Especially the part of Emir Kusturica, for whom would the legendary football icon, a figure in the universe of one of his wonderfully oblique films may be, as for example, from sequences corresponding to pop-Black Cat, White Cat / Crna mačka illustrate beli Macor, The occasion makabrerweise shown the description of a Near Death Experiences Maradona. And when Diego met his friend Emir in Belgrade, where he visited the sick mother of the director, as this tells us that the next day died – see Maradona and die. Sung

is strong, persönklich also from football, and indeed a song glorifying mood for end to itself, in which the family gathered with enthusiastic cries Diego. The world politically engaged musician Manu Chao brings Maradona in the streets a serenade, that this is due obviously strong, even if the text is not without some tips. In Argentina, celebrates as “Iglesia Maradoniana” proclaimed fan base, with entertainment including a miniature football presented in the bell tower, meet their “god” of all these cranky narcissist with reverence for granted.

2008 official beyond the competition at the International Cannes Film Festival premiere seems Maradona by Kusturica, who can hardly be described as commercially successful, now on DVD. For the classic Maradona fan, this is not unusual sounding downright megalomaniacal documentation of how passionate strange sounds and images is certainly beyond the expectations even when shown the famous “Goal of the Century” and other important football events – and sometimes through animated characters as caricatures . The prevailing atmosphere of halbernsten (self-) can also self-adulation Maradona’s statements, especially in relation to its kokainlastige time seem strangely directed, even if the talks medienerprobte Argentines apparently with unsparing candor. Not least because of its numerous and dazzling ambivalence of preparing such unspeakable, a powerful documentary curious pleasure, which is the ironic music Stribor Kusturica, which only reminds too much to the films of his father, eagerly backed.

( Marie Anderson)

Title: Maradona by Kusturica Country of production: France, Spain Year of production: 2008 Length: 93 (Min) Published by:

DVD - Maradona by Kusturica

format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 2.0, German DD 5.1, English EAN: (# ) 4006680054209 Extras: Trailer

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