In The Hands of The Gods is the true story of five young British freestyle footballers’ journey across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero, Diego Maradona. This coming-of-age road movie tells the story of a group of young men in pursuit of a lifelong dream. For them, Diego Maradona epitomises everything they love about football; he is both the creator of their art and their inspiration during hard times in their lives. Along the way they found that it wasn't just Diego they were searching for, but something inside themselves With no money for food, accommodation or travel, the freestylers hustle and busk their way from London to Buenos Aires using only their football skills and their charm, often being forced to go hungry and to sleep rough. In The Hands of The Gods is a voyage of adventure and self-discovery that will take these boys far from their homes, on a trip that will change their lives forever.
Above average football film
- In the Hands of the Gods review by Tim from London
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You rated this film: 3
A better than average football film - which admittedly isn't saying much - about a goup of young lads 'freestyling' their way across North and South America. As in most road films the characters develop with their journey and by the end there is a genuine sense of warmth between them. The style is like a documentary and the 'performances' feel very real at times (except for the frequent group hugs). I would have liked to have seen longer scenes with more scenes and character develoment - rather than the prolonged scenes of city views and football freestying - which made the film seem at times like a Nike advert. In fact this reinforced the obvious sadness behind the film - that these guys are are clearly very skillful freestylers but not good enough as footballers.