In “The Hand Of God” the exceptional Italian director Paolo Sorrentino tells of the end of his youth. Here you can see the German trailer for the Netflix film, which will be released in cinemas and on the streaming service in December 2021.
Paolo Sorrentino is one of the most renowned auteur filmmakers of our time. In particular, his two films “La Grande Bellezza – The Great Beauty” and “Eternal Youth” caused a sensation worldwide. But Sorrentino also made a name for himself on television with the series “The Young Pope” starring Jude Law. After “La Grande Bellezza” won both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2014, Sorrentino could now build on this success. His latest work is also in the Oscar race for Italy.
In “The Hand Of God” Sorrentino tells a coming-of-age story in summery Naples in the 1980s – inspired by his own childhood experiences and his love for filmmaking that was kindled at the time. At the center, however, is a formative tragedy within the family. At a young age, Sorrentino had lost his parents in an accident. But football also plays a prominent role in Sorrentino’s new film, as can be seen from the titular Diego Maradona reference.
Even before Netflix starts in German cinemas
We saw The Hand Of God at the Venice Film Festival, where it had its world premiere earlier this year. In the FILMSTARTS review, Sorrentino’s drama received strong 4 stars as a “coming-of-age epic that is as touching as it is visually stunning and thrilling”:
The FILMSTARTS review of “The Hand Of God”
From December 2nd, 2021, the film can now be seen in selected German cinemas on the big screen, where the impressive pictures definitely belong. A short time later, on December 15, “The Hand Of God” will be released on Netflix.
That’s what “The Hand Of God” is about
Fabietto (Filippo Scotti) grew up in Naples in the 1980s, where his great passion was football. When his favorite club SSC Napoli wants to sign world-class player Diego Maradona, a dream comes true for Fabietto. But happiness is overshadowed by a tragic incident in the family. While Fabietto has to deal with a trauma, he develops an ever greater fascination for the cinema…
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