Paolo Sorrentino, known for films such as The Great Beauty and Youth, returns with his latest film, The Hand of God, set to premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on September 2nd. The film, written and directed by Sorrentino, stars Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, and Marlon Joubert, will release in select theaters in Italy on November 24th, and in many parts of the world on December 3rd, before making its way to Netflix December 15th.
Here’s the official plot synopsis from Netflix:
“From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), comes the story of a young man’s heartbreak and liberation in 1980s Naples, Italy. The Hand of God follows Fabietto Schisa, an awkward Italian teen whose life and vibrant, eccentric family are suddenly upended—first by the electrifying arrival of soccer legend Diego Maradona and then by a shocking accident from which Maradona inadvertently saves Fabietto, setting his future 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.”
You can watch the trailer below and see the film in theatres December 3rd, or stream it on Netflix on December 15: