The Hand of God (2021), a film by Paolo Sorrentino. Comments


God’s hand (È stata la mano di Dio) is a drama film written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Featuring Philip Scotti, Toni Servillo and Luisa Ranieri.


The story of a young man’s grief and release in Naples, Italy. It’s the 1980s and 17-year-old Fabietto Schisa may be an awkward Italian teenager struggling to find his place, but he finds joy in an amazing family that loves life, relishes mischief and takes deep pleasure. to meddle in each other’s complicated relationships. Then comes a pair of events that change everything. One is the triumphant arrival in Naples of a divine athletic legend: top-flight footballing idol Maradona, who has Fabietto, and the whole town rambling, feeling a pride that once seemed impossible. The other is an inconceivable accident that will bring down the bottom of Fabietto’s world, setting his future in motion. Seemingly saved by Maradona, touched by chance or by the hand of God, Fabietto struggles with the nature of fate, the confusion of loss and the intoxicating freedom of being alive. In his most moving personal film, Sorrentino takes audiences on a sensory journey brimming with contrasts between tragedy and comedy, love and desire, absurdity and beauty, as Fabietto finds the only way out of total disaster through his own imagination. (Filmaffinity)

movie reviews

“[It presents] sumptuous veins of joy and sorrow that seem richer, deeper, more poignant than anything the director has done before” David Rooney: the Hollywood journalist

“An extremely effective and touching personal memoir (…) ‘The Hand Of God’ is also a reminder that we too are in the hands of one of the masters of modern cinema.” Pete Hammond: Deadline

Release date

December 3, 2021. On Netlix December 15, 2021.

where to watch

At netflix.

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The Hand of God (2021)

Movie title: È stata la mano di Dio

Date published: January 26, 2022

Director(s): Paolo Sorrentino


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