Netflix Original The Hand of God Is Italy’s Official Submission for Oscars

Netflix Original The Hand of God Is Italy’s Official Submission for Oscars

Based on the true story from the director Paolo Sorrentino’s life, The Hand of God highlights the different phases of a young boy’s life. This Netflix Original is going to represent Italy in the Best international feature category at the 94th Academy Awards. The Hand of God will be released in limited theaters on December 3rd, 2021, and then it will be released on Netflix after a few days.

Who all will be there in The Hand of God of Netflix?

Italian film The Hand of God was directed and written by Paolo Sorrentino. Lorenzo Mieli and Sorrentino co-produced the film together. The cast includes Filippo Scotti as Fabietto Schisa, Toni Servillo as Saverio Schisa, Teresa Saponangelo as Maria Schisa, Luisa Ranieri as Patrizia, Massimiliano Gallo as Franco, Renato Carpentieri as Alfredo Marlon Joubert as Marchino Schisa, and Betti Pedrazzi as Baronessa Focale.

Filippo Scotti has won the best young actor award at the Venice International film festival.

Sorrentino tells his most personal story through this film. He says, “I’m excited at the idea of filming in Naples again exactly twenty years after my first film. The Hand of God represents for the first time in my career an intimate and personal film, a novel of formation at once light-hearted and painful. I’m delighted to partake in this adventure with producer Lorenzo Mieli, his company The Apartment, and Netflix.”

He also added, “The mutual understanding between myself and Teresa Moneo, David Kosse, and Scott Stuber from Netflix on the meaning of the film was immediate and dazzling. They made me feel at home, an ideal condition because this is precisely what this film means to me: going back home.”

What makes The Hand of God so popular?

The Hand of God was gaining momentum after it released its first teaser. Official synopsis by Netflix read as, “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, 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.”

In the trailer, we can spot that the young man from Naples is very close to his family. His life is full of love, joy, and happiness. Fabietto’s life revolves around his family and soccer. This plot develops around a young boy who lost his parents at such a young age, and how he evolved as a man.

Head of Netflix films, Scott Stuber claims, “Paolo is an incredible storyteller who has cemented his place on the world cinema stage. The Hand of God is a personal film that is taking him back to Naples, his hometown, and is a beautifully written story in his signature style.”

The Hand of God will be premiered on Netflix on December 15th, 2021. Are you excited to watch this film?

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