Paolo Sorrentino at Remembrance Hour on Netflix

CRITICAL – With “the hand of God”, the filmmaker signs a very beautiful film on his Neapolitan youth with Maradona in the background. A feature film to watch on Netflix.

We did not expect much from the author ofHe divo and of The great bellezza, not convinced by Youth and Loro, portrait of Berlusconi without any real stake. In any case, we weren’t expecting a film as beautiful as God’s hand. This return to Sorrentino’s form can no doubt be explained because the filmmaker has found a subject that inspires him: himself.

A shy teenager

God’s hand is not a film about Diego Maradona but a film about Paolo Sorrentino. At 51, the Neapolitan remembers his youth in the 1980s, at a time when the Argentine footballer was expected as the Messiah at Napoli, where he would end up signing and winning the Italian championship, a first in the history of the club. . Maradona is only a secondary character, an important character but in the background. 17-year-old Fabietto Schisa takes the lead. He is Sorrentino’s alter ego (curly hair, ear ring). A shy teenager raised by loving parents, a banker father and a communist (Toni Servillo, the favorite actor …

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