Netflix has dropped the teaser trailer and art for Paolo Sorrentino’s upcoming The Hand Of God.
For the film, Sorrentino returned to his hometown to shoot what is billed as his most personal story yet, that of a young man’s heartbreak and liberation in 1980s Naples. The Hand Of God centers on Fabietto Schisa (newcomer Filippo Scotti), 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.
The Hand Of God is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Paolo Sorrentino and is a production of Fremantle’s The Apartment. Executive producers are Elena Recchia, Gennaro Formisano and Riccardo Neri.
The latest from the maker of Oscar winner The Great Beauty will world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival on September 2. It then releases in select cinemas in Italy on November 24, followed by the rest of the world on December 3 and on Netflix on December 15.