This Thursday it premiered “Maradona: Blessed Dream”, the Amazon Prime Video biographical series that will show, chapter by chapter, the life of Diego Armando Maradona from his humble beginnings in Villa Fiorito to his successful career as a footballer in Barcelona and Naples, to the World Cup in Mexico ’86.
In the first chapter, “Promise“, could be seen for free through the screen of El Nueve and left in its first images a Maradona very deteriorated in Punta del Este, Uruguay, to later show a bright boy with the ball at his feet who enters Cebollitas and tells him about a friend who attended the tests because he did not have money for the group. There the trajectory of the Fluff.
In these first minutes of the series you see a Maradona rebellious since he was a child, in a modest family, and with a special gift in his feet to handle the ball. From there arose an endearing moment at the time of being recruited into the club of his childhood:
-Tomorrow you bring me the identity document, his coach asked him in Cebollitas.
-To check his date of birth? Asked the assistant.
-No, to find out if he was born on this planet.
The pressure he was enduring is also soon reflected Diego from a young age, when the media already noticed him as a huge promise of football. On the other hand, there are physical problems caused by poor diet and family living standards.
The episode returns to Punta del Este, where Maradona He appears decomposed, at a critical moment due to the mixture of alcohol and drugs with family and friends, who above all want to hide the situation of the already ex-footballer.
Then a newspaper office appears in which they prepare all the necessary material to announce the death of Maradona because of the intoxication of which managed to survive in 2000.
Another of the great moments is a collective, where Diego He talks to his father and leaves a shocking phrase: “If you become a chicken, I will give you up for adoption.” There the young man makes clear his desire to become a player of Boca. After that comes his debut as a professional, hasty according to his discoverers.
Later the figure of Jorge Cyterszpiler, the first representative of Maradona, who advises him on his first steps in the world of elite football.
Already at the end of the chapter, again in Punta del Este, family problems are reflected when the mother Diego He blames the little care they took of his son. After that emotional “flash forward”, young Diego returns, who with his first wages buys a large and comfortable house for his family. In those moments, as a culmination, appears Claudia Villafañe and the beginning of their relationship.
Who are the actors in “Maradona: Sueño Bendito” and what is the full cast?
The next episodes will be able to be seen through Amazon Prime Video (cos subscription) and will be published little by little.
Release schedule on Amazon Prime Video
- October 29: episodes 1 to 5.
- November 5: episodes 6 and 7.
- November 12: episode 8.
- November 19: episode 9.
- November 26: episode 10.