Paolo Sorrentino will shoot a new film titled It was the hand of God. Shooting will begin in Naples in the coming weeks and will be broadcast exclusively on Netflix
After winning an Oscar and becoming one of the most popular Italian directors in the world, Paolo Sorrentino returns to his native Naples to shoot his next film "It was the hand of God". Twenty years after his first film "L'uomo in più", also shot in the Neapolitan city, the director savors the scent of his Naples. The film will be a Netflix exclusive and will be broadcast only on the video streaming platform.
The film was announced by Paolo Sorrentino himself: "I'm excited about the idea of returning to Naples, exactly twenty years after my first film. The film will be intimate and personal and for the director it will be like going on a journey back to the city where he was born and grew up. As soccer fans may have guessed, the title of the film is also a tribute to a footballer who has always been a point of reference for the director: Diego Armando Maradona. The Hand of God, in fact, is the nickname given to one of the most symbolic goals of the Argentine phenomenon's career, the goal scored with his hand during the 1986 World Cup against England.
What is "It was the Hand of God", Paolo Sorrentino's film for Netflix
An intimate and personal film. These are the words used by the Italian director to talk about his new film "It was the hand of God". A film that will be like a cheerful and painful training novel. A film that will lead him to rediscover his Naples, twenty years after his first and last film shot in the Neapolitan city.
When Sorrentino's film "È stato la mano di Dio" (It was the hand of God) will be released on Netflix
The filming of the movie will begin in the coming weeks and will most likely land on Netflix in 2021. Making predictions about the exact date is too complicated: compliance with social distancing rules will surely affect filming. In the coming months we will surely know more.
How to see It was the Hand of God on Netflix
The new film by Paolo Sorrentino is a Netflix exclusive and will be broadcast only on the video streaming platform. To see "It was the hand of God" you need to have a subscription to the platform and use one of the supported devices: computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and consoles.