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The Hand of God

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Original title
È stata la mano di Dio aka
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  • The Hand of God
Year
Running time
130 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Paolo Sorrentino
Music
Lele Marchitelli
Cinematography
Daria D'Antonio
Cast
Producer
Co-production Italy-United States;
The Apartment, Netflix. Distributor: Netflix
Genre
Drama. Comedy | 1980s. Biography
Synopsis
The story of a young man’s heartbreak and liberation in Naples, Italy. It’s the 1980s and 17-year old Fabietto Schisa might be an awkward Italian teen struggling to find his place, but he finds joy in an amazing family who love life, relish mischief and take deep pleasure in meddling in one another’s complicated relationships. Then comes a pair of events that alter everything. One is the triumphant arrival in Naples of a god-like athletic legend: high-flying soccer idol Maradona, who has Fabietto, and the whole scrappy city, feeling a pride that once seemed impossible. The other is an inconceivable accident that will drop the bottom out of Fabietto’s world—setting his future in motion. Seemingly saved by Maradona, touched by chance or the hand of God, Fabietto wrestles with the nature of fate, the confusion of loss, and the intoxicating freedom of being alive. In his most movingly personal film, Sorrentino takes audiences on a sensory journey bursting with the contrasts of tragedy and comedy, love and desire, absurdity and beauty, as Fabietto finds the only way out of total catastrophe through his own imagination.
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Awards
2021: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2021: Venice Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize & Best Young Actor
2021: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Film, Director & Screenplay
2021: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2021: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
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