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      The Hand of God

      R Released Dec 3, 2021 2h 10m Drama TRAILER for The Hand of God: Trailer 1 List The Hand of God: Trailer 1 The Hand of God: Trailer 1 1:58 The Hand of God: Teaser Trailer The Hand of God: Teaser Trailer 1:18 View more videos
      83% Tomatometer 157 Reviews 76% Audience Score 500+ Ratings From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, The Great Beauty, The Young Pope) comes the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, set in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. The Hand of God is a story full of unexpected joys, such as the arrival of football legend Diego Maradona, and an equally unexpected tragedy. Fate plays its part, joy and tragedy intertwine, and Fabietto's future is set in motion. Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      Although The Hand of God isn't Sorrentino's best work, this beautifully filmed coming-of-age story sings in a beguiling, albeit minor, key.

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      Leonard Maltin leonardmaltin.com The Hand of Godis filled with the kind of detail that could only have come from observation-and memory. That one family could contain so many unique and peculiar people is a reminder that truth is almost always stranger than fiction. Jan 6, 2022 Full Review Robert Levin Newsday This is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that doubles as a movie about the movies themselves. Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 6, 2022 Full Review Mark Feeney Boston Globe The film has the vividness of memory, but also the structure of memory, which is to say no real structure at all. Visually, though, the movie is of a piece; it's Sorrentino's eye that holds it together. Rated: 3/4 Dec 22, 2021 Full Review Marya E. Gates Cool People Have Feelings, Too. (Substack) Sorrentino uses the coming-of-age genre to turn his own personal tragedy into a beguiling fable of family and creativity lost and found. Feb 13, 2024 Full Review Nuha Hassan Nuha Hassan The Hand of God is a love letter to Italy and for Sorrentino, it becomes a form of escapism and a humane portrayal of a grief-stricken teenager as he enters a new world. Jul 21, 2023 Full Review Sofía Alvarez Salas Cinencuentro [Sorrentino] has crafted a story even more personal within his canon, perhaps the most intimate and honest. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 13, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kevin M A coming of age tale of a young man growing up in Naples, Italy in the 1980’s. The partly autobiographical film of the filmmaker’s youth makes effective use of long shots of the young man staring at the events unfolding around him during that time in life when you feel more like a spectator than a participant in your own life. It’s the tale of a people-watcher that becomes a filmmaker. Ultimately, forgettable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/18/24 Full Review Dina F I will always come back to this film, its beautiful!! of course Sorrentino made this. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/06/24 Full Review Alec B It's just weird enough to have a real sense of authenticity, something a lot of other coming of age films lack. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/24 Full Review Jill C Heart. What a mess our hearts make, what a beautiful messy love. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/18/23 Full Review benjeddou s Day 2 day life in Napoli, well filmed with a nice casting. Maradona is a pretext for this nice movie centered around a large napolitan family. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/15/23 Full Review Timur B Liked it. An episode with baronessa is great Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, The Great Beauty, The Young Pope) comes the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, set in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. The Hand of God is a story full of unexpected joys, such as the arrival of football legend Diego Maradona, and an equally unexpected tragedy. Fate plays its part, joy and tragedy intertwine, and Fabietto's future is set in motion. Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.
      Director
      Paolo Sorrentino
      Producer
      Lorenzo Mieli, Paolo Sorrentino
      Screenwriter
      Paolo Sorrentino
      Distributor
      Netflix
      Production Co
      Film Commission Regione Campania, The Apartment Pictures, Regione Campania, Netflix
      Rating
      R (Sexual Content|Language|Brief Drug Use|Some Graphic Nudity)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 3, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 15, 2021
      Runtime
      2h 10m
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