This highly anticipated Netflix movie looks so breathtaking
People are so excited about the lavish new Netflix original film from director Paolo Sorrentino God’s hand, that when the film made its first theatrical release in Italy a few days ago? There were screams that 250 screens weren’t close enough to accommodate the huge interest in the film (ahead of its streaming debut on December 15).
That’s even if 250 screens was the largest initial theatrical release for a Netflix movie so far in Italy. Cinemas nationwide will also benefit from the longest window to date between theatrical debuts. God’s hand and by the time it debuts on Netflix. Nonetheless, the most important point is that there is such an amount of anticipation for this film, a coming-of-age tale about a young boy in 1980s Naples. It also coincides with a drastic change. attitude towards the streaming giant. The Italian fact that Italian cinemas are now complaining about not having enough copies of the new Netflix film? It’s a far cry from this month, just two years ago. Back when Netflix released Alfonso Cuaron’s Rome, and barely 50 copies of the film were released in Italian cinemas at the start.
God’s hand movie on Netflix December 15th
“Wonderful”, “sensual” and a “sublime masterpiece”.
Check out the official trailer for #God’s hand. An Academy Award®-winning film by Paolo Sorrentino starring Filippo Scotti, in select theaters December and on Netflix December 15. pic.twitter.com/47otFiAQOS
– The Hand of God (@handofgodfilm) November 11, 2021
As it concerns God’s hand, the story here seems pretty straightforward. According to Netflix, “young Fabietto continues his love for football as family tragedy strikes, shaping his uncertain but promising future as a filmmaker.”
But even if you didn’t know, or really no details? I would say you can still watch the trailer above and feel pretty emotional. And as if there is a magnificent atmospheric sweep and visual beauty in this film that transcends language and place.
“God’s hand is a story full of unexpected joys, like the arrival of football legend Diego Maradona, and an equally unexpected tragedy, ”Netflix press material explains. “Fate plays its part, joy and tragedy intertwine, and Fabietto’s future is set in motion.”
To make this film? Sorrentino returned to his hometown to tell what would be his most personal story to date. “A story of destiny and family, sport and cinema, love and loss.”
Reaction so far
Currently, the film has a 79% review score on Rotten Tomatoes. This score is based on 34 reviews to date. That’s not bad at all for a hybrid version of Netflix that hasn’t even reached the streamer yet.
Here’s what critics who have seen the movie are saying:
- The Globe and Mail: “God’s hand is a sprawling and beautiful mess that you just can’t look away from – and it just might break your heart.
- Radio schedules: “It’s captivating, haunting, even shocking at times, with a grand visualization of the majestic, ruined city and its spectacular surroundings. “
- Hollywood journalist: “Going back to his Neapolitan roots… brought out sumptuous veins of joy and sadness that feel richer, deeper, more poignant than anything the director has done before. “
The Hand of God will be in select US theaters on December 3. It will debut on Netflix on December 15.