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Directed By: James Gray
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Official Synopsis: Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland

Genre: Adventure | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA (English, Japanese, & Russian)
Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and bloody images, and for brief strong language)
Runtime: 124 minutes

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DOWNTON ABBEY

Directed By: Michael Engler
Studio: Focus Features

Official Synopsis: This fall, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Starring: Tuppence Middleton, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech, Robert James-Collier, Max Brown, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, and Kate Phillips

Genre: Drama
Country: UK | USA | China (English)
Rating: PG (for thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language)
Runtime: 122 minutes

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RAMBO: LAST BLOOD

Directed By: Adrian Grunberg
Studio: Lionsgate

Official Synopsis: Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD marks the last chapter of the legendary series.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim, Joaquín Cosío, and Oscar Jaenada

Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller
Country: USA | Spain | Bulgaria (English & Spanish)
Rating: R (for strong graphic violence,grisly images, drug use and language)
Runtime: 89 minutes

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ZEROVILLE

Directed By: James Franco
Studio: myCinema

Official Synopsis: Ike Jerome, a 24-year-old architecture student inspired by the few films he has seen, rides the bus into Hollywood. Jerome is almost autistic (later, his friend dubs him a “cineautistic”) in his interactions with the world. With a tattoo of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor as they appear in A Place in the Sun (a film that plays an important role in the plot) on his shaved head, he makes an impression on the people around him. Soon breaking into film as a designer and eventually a film editor, Vikar (as he is nicknamed) begins a dreamlike journey into the world of films that eventually ends in tragedy and almost horrific discovery.

Starring: James Franco, Megan Fox, Seth Rogen, Joey King, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jacki Weaver

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout, some sexual content/nudity and brief drug use)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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LORO

Directed By: Paolo Sorrentino
Studio: Sundance Selects

Official Synopsis: Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties: the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi have long-demanded a screen depiction, and who else to deliver it than Paolo Sorrentino, the Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope, who returns to cinema in spectacular fashion with this dazzling, topical and no-holds-barred look at life in Italy under the glistening eye of modern Europe’s most infamous politician. With LORO, Sorrentino gradually unpeels the complex personality and motivations of the billionaire former Prime Minister – played with unmistakable panache by Toni Servillo – during a tumultuous period in his career, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario (Elena Sofia Ricci) fractures; all the while skilfully threading together stories of a wide variety of characters from multiple levels of society and their attempts to either ingratiate or distance themselves from him… Boldly and controversially speculating on what may or may not have taken place behind closed doors, LORO (which translates as ‘Them’) offers a timely commentary on the excesses and follies of the power-hungry.

Starring: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak, Euridice Axen, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Roberto De Francesco, and Dario Cantarelli

Genre: Biography | Drama | International
Country: Italy (Italian)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 151 minutes

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VILLAINS

Directed By: Dan Berk & Robert Olsen
Studio: Gunpowder & Sky

Official Synopsis: When a pair of amateur criminals break into a suburban home, they stumble upon a dark secret and two sadistic homeowners who will do anything to keep it from getting out.

Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Blake Baumgartner, Jeffrey Donovan, and Kyra Sedgwick

Genre: Comedy | Drama | Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout, some violence, drug use and sexual content)
Runtime: 88 minutes

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3 FROM HELL

Directed By: Rob Zombie
Studio: Lionsgate

Official Synopsis: First there was House of 1000 Corpses. Then there was The Devil’s Rejects. Now, from writer/director Rob Zombie comes the next blood-soaked chapter in the most violent crime saga in history… 3 From Hell.

Starring: Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Emilio Rivera, Danny Trejo, Clint Howard, Richard Brake, Daniel Roebuck, and Jeff Daniel Phillips

Genre: Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong sadistic violence, language throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use)
Runtime: 111 minutes

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CORPORATE ANIMALS

Directed By: Patrick Brice
Studio: Screen Media Films

Official Synopsis: Lucy (Demi Moore) is the egotistical megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edibles, America’s premier provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff including her long-suffering assistants, Freddie and Jess (Jessica Williams), on a corporate team-building caving weekend to New Mexico. When disaster strikes, not even their useless guide, Brandon (Ed Helms), can save them. Trapped underground by a cave-in, this mismatched and disgruntled group must pull together in order to survive. Amidst sexual tension, startling business revelations and casual cannibalism, Freddie and Jess emerge from Lucy’s shadow. Hilarious and sometimes shocking, the laughs and gasps mount as these Corporate Animals are unleashed.

Starring: Jessica Williams, Karan Soni, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Martha Kelly, Dan Bakkedahl, Calum Worthy, Jennifer Kim, Nasim Pedrad, Ed Helms, and Demi Moore

Genre: Comedy | Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for pervasive strong language, violence, some drug use and sexuality)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

Directed By: Hassan Fazili
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Official Synopsis: When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing the family’s uncertain journey firsthand, Fazili documents their harrowing trek across numerous borders revealing the danger and uncertainty facing refugees seeking asylum juxtaposed with the unbreakable love shared amongst the family on the run.

Starring: Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili, and Fatima Hossaini

Genre: Documentary | International | War
Country: Qatar | UK | Canada | USA (Persian, Arabic, English, Turkish, Bulgarian)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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BLOODLINE

Directed By: Henry Jacobson
Studio: Momentum Pictures

Official Synopsis: Evan (Seann William Scott) values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Starring: Seann William Scott, Mariela Garriga, Dale Dickey and Kevin Carroll

Genre: Crime | Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and disturbing images, graphic nudity, and language)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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AMERICAN DREAMER

Directed By: Derrick Borte
Studio: Saban Films

Official Synopsis: A down on his luck rideshare driver who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low level drug dealer around town finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer’s child.

Starring: Jim Gaffigan, Robbie Jones, Isabel Arraiza, Tammy Blanchard, Alejandro Hernandez and Brian K. Landis

Genre: Crime | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for disturbing material, violence, some strong sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use)
Runtime: 92 minutes

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MIDNIGHT DINER

Directed By: Tony Leung Ka Fai
Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

Official Synopsis: The Midnight Diner is a small one-man, counter-only operation, where Master (Tony Leung) serves up good food in a comfortably informal atmosphere. Everyone has a story; all through the year they come to taste Master’s down-home cooking, and to leave the Midnight Diner refreshed and full.

Starring: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Tony Yo-ning Yang, Tao Liu, Yibai Zhang, Elaine Jin, Kim Scar, and Joyce Cheng

Genre: Drama | International
Country: China (Chinese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 103 minutes

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TAZZA: ONE EYED JACK

Directed By: Oh-Kwang Kwon
Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

Official Synopsis: A young poker player at the top of his game loses everything after he plays for one big jackpot. To save himself from a loan shark settling his debts, he joins a poker team lead by the legendary poker player One-Eyed Jack. While successfully working their plan to win a huge jackpot, a single mistake puts the entire team in a dangerous life or death situation.

Starring: Jung-min Park, Seung-bum Ryoo, Yu-hwa Choi, Je-Moon Yoon, Hyeon Woo, Kwang-soo Lee, Ji-yeon Lim, and Hae-hyo Kwon

Genre: Crime | Drama | International
Country: South Korea (Korean)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 139 minutes

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RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL

Directed By: Jason Cabell
Studio: Quiver Distribution

Official Synopsis: When a cocaine shipment is compromised to the dismay of a drug cartel’s CEO, known simply as The Boss, he orders his most trusted henchman, The Cook, and his partner, another master drug trafficker known as The Man, on a dangerous journey to audit the company’s supply chain. As the drugs make their perilous trek across international borders, past gangsters, refiners, and couriers, they are also being tracked by Federal Agents. When The Cook realizes where the network is breaking down, it may be too late to keep the cartel satisfied.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Leslie Bibb, Cole Hauser, Barry Pepper, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Facinelli, Adam Goldberg, Clifton Collins Jr., and Natalia Reyes

Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA | Colombia (English & Spanish)
Rating: R (for violence and disturbing images, drug use, strong sexual content, and language)
Runtime: 100 minutes

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WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?

Directed By: Matt Tyrnauer
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Official Synopsis: One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th Century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.

Starring: Ken Auletta, Roy M. Cohn, Joseph McCarthy, Sam Roberts, Anne Roiphe, Steve Rubell, Roger Stone, Donald Trump, and Barbara Walters

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content, some sexual material and violent images)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE

Directed By: Tuva Novotny
Studio: Cohen Media Group

Official Synopsis: Based on the bestselling novel by Fredrik Backman, author of “A Man Called Ove,” this warmhearted comedy finds Britt-Marie, age 63, suddenly re-considering her purpose and habits after leaving her husband of 40 years. Accepting a supremely unglamorous job at a ramshackle rec center in the backwater town of Borg, she finds herself taking an interest in the daily routines of the town’s oddball denizens-who all seem perfectly content to be stuck in their ways. Determined not to do the same, she takes on the impossible task of coaching the children’s soccer team and draws the attention-and possible affections of-a handsome police officer. Perhaps there is an opportunity for a second chance after all…

Starring: Pernilla August, Vera Vitali, Peter Haber, Olle Sarri, Malin Levanon, Mahmut Suvakci, Anders Mossling, and Lancelot Ncube

Genre: Comedy | Drama | International | Sport
Country: Sweden (Swedish & German)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes

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THE BAD GUYS: REIGN OF CHAOS

Directed By: Son Yong-ho
Studio: CJ Entertainment

Official Synopsis: While transporting dangerous high-profile prisoners, a prisoner transport vehicle turns over. These prisoners escape and make a run for it. To catch these escaped prisoners, the police decide to regroup a special crime investigation team, which consists of prisoners like Park Woong-Cheol (DON LEE) known to take out 30 people by himself; Kwak No-Soon (KIM A-JOONG) who is a skilled con artist; Ko Yoo-Sung (JANG KI-YONG) a former detective, and the legendary detective Oh Goo-Tak (KIM SANG-JOONG).

Starring: Ma Dong-seok, Kim Sang-joong, Kim Ah-joong and Jang Ki-yong

Genre: Action | Crime | International
Country: South Korean (Korean)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 114 minutes

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THE GAME CHANGERS

Directed By: Louie Psihoyos
Studio: Fathom Events

Official Synopsis: When UFC star James Wilks is injured, his desire to heal leads him on a deep dive into how plant-based diets can improve physical performance. Academy Award winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) interviews experts and athletes like U.S. Olympian Kendrick James Farris and surfer Tia Blanco, demolishing myths against plant-based diets along the way. The Game Changers explores innovative research on male athletes and-you wouldn’t have guessed it-their nocturnal erections, upending years of targeted marketing, corporatism, and antiquated notions of masculinity, all of which have manufactured society’s addiction to meat.

Starring: James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrik Baboumian, Dotsie Bausch, Tia Blanco, Nimai Delgado, and Rip Esselstyn

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 84 minutes

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MALIBU ROAD

Directed By: Montgomery Markland
Studio: Stoutlight Incorporated

Official Synopsis: Dr. Raymond Forrester, professor of psychology at UCLA, takes student and Hollywood starlet Dorothy Crowder to a Malibu hotel of questionable reputation. The two ingest LSD, sent in a mysterious package to Forrester, and become some of the first Americans to go on a psychedelic experience. The experience takes a turn for the deadly during New Year’s Eve 1960 and now the duo must rediscover reality or be trapped in an endless cycle of sex, drugs and murder in ‘paradise.’

Starring: Jessica Jade Andres, Emilia Bogdanova, Benita Robledo, Montgomery Markland, Ryan Caldwell, Rachel Noll James, Steven Shaw, Michael Andricopoulos, Robert W. Evans, and Quinn P. Smith

Genre: Mystery | Romance | Thriller
Country: USA (Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Filipino, Greek, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Hindi, Tamil, & English)
Rating: R (for drug content throughout, sexuality, bried nudity, language and some violence)
Runtime: 105 minutes

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THE WEDDING YEAR

Directed By: Robert Luketic
Studio: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

Official Synopsis: Meet Mara. She’s a carefree aspiring photographer who just started dating Jake, an aspiring chef. After wedding invitations pour in, Mara and Jake embark on a year-long adventure that puts their new relationship to the test.

Starring: Sarah Hyland, Tyler James Williams, Jenna Dewan, Matt Shively and Anna Camp

Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language, some sexual content and drug/alcohol use)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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AUGGIE

Directed By: Matt Kane
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Official Synopsis: At his “early retirement” party, Felix Greystone is given a pre-release version of an Auggie, a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that project a perfectly human companion onto his world. When Felix’s wife Anne gets a promotion and his daughter Grace gets serious with her boyfriend, Felix suddenly feels very alone. He opens up to his new companion, AUGGIE, and is recognized and appreciated by her. He feels the ache of loneliness dissipate. AUGGIE reawakens a passion in Felix, and to his own surprise, he begins to fall for her. In a world that feels too good to be true, it’s difficult for Felix to recognize his increasing addiction to the technology, losing sight of what truly matters.

Starring: Larisa Oleynik, Richard Kind, Christen Harper, Christine Donlon, Simone Policano, Susan Blackwell, Carrie Gibson, and Steven Robertson

Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 81 minutes

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THE LAST WISH

Directed By: Yu-sheng Tian
Studio: CMC Pictures

Official Synopsis: Gao Yuan (Peng Yuchang), a high school student, diagnoses with muscular dystrophy and learns that his life is running out of days. He decides to achieve his only wish of being a true man before he dies. Knowing that, his best friends, Xu Hao (Wang Talu) and Zhang Zhengyang (Wei Daxun), struggle to make Gao Yuan’s last wish come true.

Starring: Yuchang Peng, Talu Wang, and Daxun Wei

Genre: Horror | International | Thriller
Country: China (Mandarin)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 107 minutes

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SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS

Directed By: Congcong Teng
Studio: Cheng Cheng Films

Official Synopsis: Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, iron-willed journalist Sheng Nan (“Surpass Men” in Chinese) is pressured to make a quick fortune and find mind-blowing sex before the costly surgery numbs her senses. Taking on a businessman’s biography writing job, she hikes into the misty mountains, where a chain of outbursts with her dysfunctional family, grumpy client, misogynistic co-worker and dreamlike romantic interest hilariously unfold. As deeply moving as it is luminously witty, writer-director Teng Congcong’s debut waltzes across the bitterness swallowed by her generation of women born under China’s One Child Policy, unprecedentedly burdened to “surpass men” while trying not to be “leftover women” at the same time. Saluting the 18th-century Chinese literature classic Dream of the Red Chamber in its title, the enchanting gem refreshes the novel’s transcendent contemplation on desire, death and womanhood from a modern cinematic perspective.

Starring: Jiuxiao Li, Guanhua Liang, Yufang Wu, Xinming Yang, Chen Yao, and Hong Yuan

Genre: Drama | International
Country: China (Mandarin)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 99 minutes

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DON’T BE NICE

Directed By: Max Powers
Studio: Juno Films

Official Synopsis: DON’T BE NICE, chronicles the upstart Bowery Slam Poetry Team, made up of five African-American, Afro-Hispanic and queer poets in their 20s, preparing for the national championships. Coach Lauren Whitehead pushes them past personal boundaries to write from a painfully honest place with the credo “Don’t Be Nice.” She explains that to “be nice” is to stay on the surface of things, is to perpetuate the status quo, and is, for black people, to be what White culture demands. Her team of poets breaks down, breaks through, and ultimately writes their masterpiece-a celebration of black joy. Timely and difficult, their spoken word slays-but will their soul-searching pieces about police violence and the whitewashing of Black culture be able to compete against choreographed crowd-pleasers for the national title? Will opting to make a statement instead of a show spell their defeat?

Starring: Lauren Whitehead, Ashley August, Sean DesVignes, Timothy DuWhite, Joël François, Noel Quiñones, Jon Sands, Caroline Sinclair, and Olutayo Bosede

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 95 minutes

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AMBITION

Directed By: Robert Shaye
Studio: Unique Features

Official Synopsis: AMBITION is a psychological thriller revealing the terrifying consequences of blind ambition Jude Hunter is an aspiring violinist preparing for the biggest audition of her life. As the mysterious death surrounding her competition looms, Jude fears she may be next. Questioning the intentions of her friends and the charming, mysterious new guy who moves in next door, tensions elevate insurmountably as she convinces herself unknown forces are out to destroy her. One night, her suspicions culminate during an unrelenting rainstorm, when she finds herself fending for her life after discovering just how dangerous her new neighbor can be – a horrifying climax that raises the question, is seeing really believing?

Starring: Jared Bankens, Katherine Hughes, Giles Matthey, Dylan McNamara, Sonoya Mizuno, Jordan Salmon, Kyanna Simone Simpson, and Deneen Tyler

Genre: Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 87 minutes

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INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC

Directed By: J. Michael Long
Studio: Reality Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Are we being visited by Aliens from other worlds? Are governments involved in a decades-long conspiracy to cover up the truth about an Alien Presence here on Earth? Many say Aliens are real and the greatest conspiracy ever is the cover-up of the shocking truth. When humanity encounters Aliens, every aspect of our lives will be profoundly affected: politics, religion, science and technology. With over fifty percent of Americans believing that UFOs are real, it’s time to examine the ramifications much more closely. Join Nick Pope, who ran the UFO program at UK Ministry of Defense, as he reveals how the world will be changed forever when the Aliens arrive and we make first contact.

Starring: Nick Pope

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 80 minutes

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DIEGO MARADONA

Directed By: Asif Kapadia
Studio: HBO Sports

Official Synopsis: Having never won a major tournament, ailing football giant SSC Napoli had criminally underachieved. Their fanatical support was unequalled in both passion and size. None was more feared. But how they ached for success… On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other. Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams. But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became almost a prisoner of the city. The third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, the film will be constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive and in the style of Senna and Amy, will be a high-end and definitive feature documentary made with the full support of Maradona. In a city where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. This is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.

Starring: Diego Armando Maradona, Pelé, Diego Maradona Jr., Claudia Villafañe, Dalma Maradona, Corrado Ferlaino, and Jorge Burruchaga

Genre: Biography | Documentary | International | Sport
Country: UK (English & Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 130 minutes

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