It was the hand of God, the film inspired by Diego Maradona that will represent Italy at the Oscars, will be available in Argentine cinemas from December 2 and in Netflix from December 15.
From the scriptwriter and director Paolo Sorrentino (‘The great beauty’, winner of the scar; ‘The divo’ and ‘The Young Pope’), comes a story set in the tumultuous Naples of the eighties.
It was the hand of God it is full of unexpected joys – like the arrival of Diego Maradona in the Italian city – and an equally unforeseen tragedy. Fate plays its own role, joy and tragedy intertwine, and the future of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, is set in motion.
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Sorrentino returns to the city where he was born to tell his most personal story, one about destiny and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.
Thus the Italian director narrates how Diego Maradona He made them happy, reunited them with family or friends, and also tells of the day I saved him from death. When the director was 17 years old, his parents died from a gas leak in a summer house they had in the mountains. According to the press, he always asked his parents to go see Napoli as a visitor, something that was denied him. One day, when Diego’s team was going to face Empoli, they finally agreed, and thanks to that the film director did not suffer the same fate as his parents.
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The film won the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni Prize (for Filippo Scotti, for best new actor) at the 78th Venice International Film Festival and is the feature film chosen to represent Italy at the Academy Awards.
Before its premiere in Argentine cinemas, the film was screened at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. It has also recently received three nominations for the European Film Awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay).