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International Premiere

Argentina | 82 MINUTES | English, Spanish | English subtitles


Sports, Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez’s fearlessness and tenacity has earned him both adulation and disdain in the world of boxing. Emerging from rural Argentina, his career has been marred by injury, finances, and political favoritism within the World Boxing Council. A true underdog story, Maravilla follows Martinez as he sets out to reclaim the Middleweight title that was taken from him in 2011 by the more popular Julio Chavez, Jr. amid a cloud of controversy. With stunning access, director Juan Cadaveira follows Martinez through endless hurdles, exposing the overtly political nature of boxing. Focusing on the rise of Martinez from penniless amateur to world champion, Maravilla offers an intimate and unflinching look at the business of boxing and celebrity, unwavering in its hope for true sportsmanship.

-Dan Hunt

This film is co-presented by:


Directed by Juan Pablo Cadaveira

Juan Pablo Cadaveira has over 15 years of experience in production and postproduction, including creative editorial for the PBS series, History Detectives, as well as the feature film, Handsome Harry, an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. His extensive body of work includes documentaries for PBS, Discovery, and ESPN. Cadaveira studied film production at the University of Buenos Aires and started out as a cameraman for Argentinean television. Maravilla is his debut documentary film as producer, director, and writer.
Juan Pablo Cadaveira
Juan Pablo Cadaviera
Juan Pablo Cadaveira
Angel Amoros
Ruy Fulguera
Suzanne Richiardone
Executive Producer
Jamin O'Brien
Associate Producer
Nathan Lewkowicz
Alejandro Brodershon
Consulting Producer
Javier Leoz
Story Editor
Omar Quiroga
Sergio Martinez, Louis John DiBellla, Julio C. Chavez Jr., José Sulaiman, Mike Tyson, Bob Arum,


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