From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, The Great Beauty, The Young Pope) comes The Hand Of God, a story based on a true incident that happened to his Italian family when he was growing up in Naples in the 1980s.

Sorrentino’s tale follows Italian Fabietto Schisa (Flippo Scotti) Sorrentino in everything but name, a horny 17 year old whose family wouldn’t look out of place in The Simpson’s. From his sexy Aunt Patrizia (Luisa Ranieri) who Fabietto has the hots for, to his mother who loves to play practical jokes on everyone to the elderly female seductress who Fabietto loses his virginity to Sorrentino’s film is filled with characters so rounded and full of eccentricity’s that they’re a joy to watch.

Linking everything and everyone through the laughs and terrible tragedies that befall Fabietto and his family is the imminent arrival of football legend Diego Maradona at his beloved Napoli Football Club, an arrival that will ultimately save his life.

Beautifully filmed with exquisite cinematography Sorrentino’s film is a joy from start to finish and comes highly recommended.


The Hand Of God

2h 10m

Director: Paolo Sorrentinoi
Cast: Filippo Scotti, Toni Servilli, Teresa Saponangelo

UK Release: Selected cinemas 3rd December and on Netflix from 15th December 2021