Farabi to review biopic “Maradona, the Hand of God”

TEHRAN, July 5 (MNA) -- The movie biopic “Maradona La Mano di Dio” or “The Hand of God” is to be screened and reviewed by experts at the Farabi Cinema Foundation.

Experts on football Adel Ferdowsipur and Saeid Qotbizadeh as well as film expert Hamidreza Sadr are to review the movie in the session after its screening for the press on Monday.


Directed by Marco Risi, the biopic is based on the rise and fall of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.


“Maradona La Mano di Dio” or “The Hand of God” is the phrase the Argentine used to explain how he scored a controversial goal against England with his hand in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals.


Regarded as one of the world’s greatest-ever footballers, Maradona shares FIFA’s title of the 20th century’s best player with Brazil’s Pele after a sparkling career with the Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli.


He amassed a fortune during his years in football but his life has been checkered with embarrassing episodes since his retirement at 37, with scandals involving his marriage, cocaine use and tax evasion.


Maradona, 48, helped Argentina win the 1986 World Cup and led Italian side Napoli to their only two league titles in 1987 and 1990.


The role of Maradona is played by Italian actor Marco Leonardi (1971) who reached stardom with his role in the film called “Cinema Paradiso” in 1989.





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