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DVD Review – Messi (2014)

Messi, 2014.

Directed by Alex de la Iglesia.

Starrng Johan Cruyff, Andres Iniesta, Diego Armando Maradona, Javier Mascherano, and Gerard Pique.

Synopsis:

Through a series of informal conversations, archival footage, and reenactments, this film chronicles the rise and the making of the football legend Lionel Messi.

Last year saw the release of the intimate documentary Ronaldo which followed football icon, Cristiano Ronaldo. At the time of the film’s production, the titular Portuguese legend was set to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or, a prestigious award that marks a football player to be the year’s best, and in the years prior there had been much debate between himself and the Argentine legend Lionel Messi. This is more pronounced given that both Ronaldo and Messi play for rivalling football teams Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. In other words, one could see Ronaldo as a spiritual sequel to Messi.

Rather than filming

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