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The Hand Of God

OT: È stata la mano di Dio

Paolo Sorrentino // Italy, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2021
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Touched by God: In his autobiographical coming-of-age film, Paolo Sorrentino walks a tightrope between Fellini-esque absurdity and tragedy. Italy in the 1980s. 17-year old Fabietto Schisa lives with his exuberantly eccentric family in Naples. Under the sun of the Campana, the shy boy slowly matures – a passionate fan of SSC Napoli armed with a hungry curiosity for art, cinema and the beauty of illusion. But his childhood suffers a cruel blow which he has to learn to deal with. And over everything hovers, so near and yet so far, Maradona, the ghostly idol who seems to enchant the lives of everyone in Naples.


PAOLO SORRENTINO (*1970 in Naples) won many prizes, including the European Film Prize and the Foreign Language Oscar, for La Grande Belleza (2013). FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his Berlusconi biopic Loro in 2018.



È stata la mano di Dio

Fiction Feature





129 min

OV with German subtitles

Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino

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