How was your first encounter with Maradona?
at that time He lived in Dubai, on this artificial island in the Form of a Palmwedels. Second leaf on the left. We had an appointment, it was said, but always, Come back tomorrow. When we were finally admitted, he said kindly: Hello, we are making a great Film. Then the first Meeting was already over.
He was the best football player in the world: Diego Maradona. Video: YouTube/DCM
Maradona's life is well documented, what has given you the feeling to be able to something New to contribute?
The experiences with my previous films. Also on the racing driver Ayrton Senna and singer Amy Winehouse, it was believed to know everything. But then we found a lot of new Material.
This was also the case for Maradona so?
Yes, we were given access to a private archive. The difference was, of course, that he lives, in contrast to Senna and Winehouse. Therefore, we focused on his life in Naples.
The Americas v Rest of the World, 1986: After the decisive Goal Maradona pulls up a Line of coke (0:57). Video: YouTube/Buckleythewonderdog
What is it specifically?
It was 1984, the best and most expensive footballer in the world. But he went to southern Italy, to a team that had never won anything. He has made the Neapolitans proud to offer you the most titles. He has, however, also of the mob fawn over. He began to consume cocaine.
How much footage did you have?
a lot of. He was always in the spotlight, has been filmed since he was a ten-year-old Talent in Argentina. Only of his football games last for hours.
you have not looked at but all of them?
Yet, of course. Maybe I rewound a little, when you saw that he was not as motivated. But even in such games you never know when his genius flashes.
you Liked him in the end?
If you spent two years with a people in the cutting room, you get a bizarre relationship with him. On the one hand, he is like a friend, constantly present. On the other you don't understand certain things, for example, that he denied to be the father of a child who is obviously from him. You just want to shake him: Why are you lying?
The Hand of God: In the world Cup 1986 Maradona the Hand to help, a goal to achieve. Video: YouTube/classic England
to be famous Was not irregular goal with the "Hand of God" is also a kind of lie?
Oh, come on, it's part of the business. How often Neymar falls on the snout, a Penalty, to grind Uschi nd? The Trick with the Hand nothing Unique was, Maradona has not made it more often, sometimes he got away with it, sometimes not.
he Says in Interviews is the truth?
of Course, Maradona's lying. He has placed a "branded" life story straight, as we all do that. Our difficulty was that he is dealing with the media in the usual way. He makes short rates fall, the journalists love to hear, according to the Motto: I'll give you something now, then leave me alone. But that was not what we wanted. It took a lot of patience to have more out.
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