Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Latin America Fim Festival: Maradona by Kustarica

In our continuing series of Latin American film classics to help Reno with her homework, we roll the 2008 documentary film Maradona by Kustarica


Synopsis!

A documentary on Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the world's greatest modern player.

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  1. Checking in. Paused at guitar, I remember watching him on ABC's Wide World of Sports

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    1. Hola! I am paused at the Baidelaire quote, will roll up a bit

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    2. Oh. Well. That is the guitar! There also

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    3. I've never heard of Maradona, and don't watch much futbol, as in none, so this will definitely be completely new!

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    4. This would have been a good one to get Veronica's take on, she likes the footy!

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    5. He used to have this fabulous, flowing mane of hair. A phenomenal soccer player when most of USA said "whut"?

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    6. Yes. Which shows how electric he was. I think coke was his downfall

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    7. He sounds like a grade A asshole!

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    8. Only thing I know is girl child played. That's it

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  2. I was reading an article on

    Hmm subtitles not working

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    1. He was. He made Pele look like a lowly apostle

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  4. That sounds like a FUN name to say a bunch of times

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  5. We had a lecture on LA football today

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    1. It is so very different

      Like Football in the US, it's own religion

      AND WOMEN DO NOT PARTICIPATE

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    2. Which also does not have wome....okay. Leaving that leaving it

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  6. Please... Maradona wasn't playing for politics. He was playing for money, drugs, and p***y

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    1. Now... because it makes him look good

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    2. People come into politics at different times too

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  8. Fidel is Great. Wow. Don't hear that much

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    1. Especially from the political prisoners

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    2. Well Che is a pop culture figure these days, but Fidel not so much

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    3. That picture of Che Guevera is everywhere

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  9. It's weird the narrator speaks English

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  10. Ave Maria to the tune of Diego Maradona?

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  11. Emir should mention his first film again

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    1. Very. In his heyday... he was LeBron James, Chuck Liddel, and Tom Brady. All wrapped up in one package.

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    2. Cept tiny. LeBron James is a truck

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    3. Ah. I thought you meant fast; LJ is also super fast

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  13. A Portrait of the Dissolute Athlete

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    1. They do

      And Daddy always gets the big piece of chicken

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  15. Oh my god, hubs paid boy to walk on his back when he was little! Lol

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    1. LOL

      A long lost friend has a hilarious story about having a student offer to rub him for money; similar to this!

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  16. He has become very political in retiremnet

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    1. And Fidel etc no doubt used his celebrity

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    1. I sense that the heavy political involvement is an attempt to rewrite history

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    2. I think as a politician, he's a great soccer player

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    3. LOL. Bring on the Sex Pistols

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  18. I can't think Argentina without thinking Evita

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  19. Can I just get one "Oh my INSECTICIDE" from Che in Evita?? Instead of Sex Pistols

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    1. To the Victor goes the way history is written

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  21. Columbians and cocaine? WHAT

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  22. I blame the Canadians for canola

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    1. Church of Diego has some hot dewds

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    2. ...i think those were women. I could almost see reproductive organs

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  24. Is he still alive, aging Menudo looking mofo?

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    1. Yes. This is hurtful to watch

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    2. I was reading an article on James Deen and what it really did was remind me that Stars: They Are Nothing Like Us

      And how could they be?

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    3. Can you imagine? Living like that is reality?

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    4. I can't. You'd be so far removed from reality, it would be impossible to relate to anyone or vice versa. Nobody to tell him his political theories make him look insane.

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    5. And no lackie to stand up and sat "That is effed up."

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  25. "Look. They want to blow me"

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  26. Who invited the Russian band... Pussy Riot??

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  27. So. He's not just famous, he's Dangerously Famous. Like TSwizzle

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  28. The south didn't beat the north! Wait. Wrong south and north.

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    1. Patrick Swayze was dreaaaamyyyu

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    2. *Just getting jazzed for my Civil War reenactment!*

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    3. My mom said he looked like a boiled cabbage and she was WRONG

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    4. Don't forget the sunscreen and smile!

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  29. He's almost our of breath talking about it

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  30. Of course the filmmaker wants to play soccer with God

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  31. Can I be honest? I hate this music

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  32. This hurts. I knew god had a deviated septum, but to find out he' an annoying coke head hurls

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  33. Holding the bebeh just out of reach of his dangling cigarette

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  34. I gotta say, when boy joined soccer last spring a couple from Mexico coached and there were a lot of little,Mexican boys on the team. When the allotted practice time was over, all the white and black moms grabbed up their kids and left but the Mexicans stayed for hours practicing! He's right.

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    1. It is such a Latin American religion!

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    2. Much more serious. You should see Canadians and hockey

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  35. Tangents are jarring but break up JunkieSpeak

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  36. Good thing he has two watches on. Split time zones can be a real bear

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  37. So unfortunate when people start believing their fans

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  38. Lemme simplify. He was rich and famous with access to tonnes of free coke. ... That;s why he became a drug addict.

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    1. Pretty much sums it up. Yep

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    2. No no! It was the lack of popularity of Saints!

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  39. Tanatos and Eros..... he means people like to simulate boffing

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  40. Nice dead eyes on the strippers

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  41. Not strippers, dancers. Uh huh.

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  42. Ooooo. Listen to movie producer trying to sound all deep and whatnot

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  43. I don't really understand the "oh there's my thong strap" move that all dancers do

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    1. It's just used as a reminder. "I have a bagina and you should tip well to catch a glimpse of it"

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    2. "There it is! I thought I lost it but it was there wrapped around my fallopian tube the whole time!"

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  44. He looks like a deposed Roman Cezar

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  45. It *would* have made you happy man?

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  46. Sad that he hasn't had normal time with paid companions?

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  47. And he thinks he's a rockstar too.

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  48. I actually met a woman who said she voted for Justin Trudeau because she liked how his wife looks.

    It's like feminism never happened

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    1. As a guy, I just sigh. "Are you TRYING to give morons an argument?"

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  49. "I had all kinds of trouble. I was famous and people forced coke up mu nose"

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