'The Hand of God' Ending Explained: Fabietto learns to let go of life's miseries
'The Hand of God' is the latest award-winning Italian drama film, worked on its entirety by Paolo Sorrentino. The movie stars Filippo Scotti in the lead, with Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert, Luisa Ranieri, Renato Carpentieri, Massimiliano Gallo, Betti Pedrazzi, Biagio Manna and Ciro Capano rounding up the rest of the cast.
'The Hand of God' competed at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, and ended up winning the Grand Jury Prize; with Filippo Scotti being the recipient of the Marcello Mastroianni Award. The film was also selected at the 94th Academy Awards, under the category of "Best International Feature Film".
It's safe to say that much of Sorrentino’s work explores and delves deep into various relationships; between family, lovers and friends.
It's also a given that Sorrentino pours his heart out into his work, and that his creations are the results of someone who knows that life isn’t a bed of roses, and has learnt the hard way with regard to both miracles and tragedies.
In 'The Hand of God', Sorrentino reminisces about a summer from his life, a time when he learned major life lessons. This autobiographical masterpiece is a coming-of-age story, following the life of a teenager, who is lost in a world of unanswered questions and life's mysteries.
The film revolves around themes of sexual fantasies, identity, relationships, and dreaming big. Fabietto is left to decode each of these aspects by himself through innate learning experiences.
During the last leg of the movie, Fabietto has an intense, meaningful, and deep conversation with a filmmaker called Antonio Capuano, about life's uncertainties. Capuano adds that when it comes to the world of cinema, one must have a story to tell, something that sets them apart from the rest. And if they want to share their story with the world, they need to believe in it themselves, whilst adding a touch of drama to make it all the more appealing.
'The Hand of God' was released on Netflix, on December 15, 2021.