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News from the Good Lord (1996)

Des nouvelles du bon Dieu (original title)
When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel, probably one written by God. Because ... See full summary »

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Marie Trintignant ...
Evangile
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Karenine
Christian Charmetant ...
Nord
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Michel Vuillermoz ...
Jivago
Isabelle Candelier ...
Edwarda
Artus de Penguern ...
Salambo
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Laure Adler
Yves Barsacq ...
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Bernard Bloch
Stéphane Ferrens
Filipe Ferrer
Patrick Ligardes
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When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel, probably one written by God. Because they see their lives as "merde," they go in search of God to get their story rewritten. Along the way, believing everything is imaginary anyway, they shoot people, rob pharmacies, and tie up the residents of places they squat. They also gather a taxi full of eccentrics, including a priest, Battavia's suicidal widow, and a policewoman; various couples pair off. Soon life imitates art: the events and ellipses seem lifted from modern fiction as the group's quest for God continues. What's real? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Dieu existe... Helas, ils l'ont rencontre

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Only movie I've felt the NEED to see again, and again...
23 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is, by far, one of the most intelligent flicks I've seen in my life. Funny, ironic, twisted and never-ever predictable, it has absolutely nothing to do with the gibberish Hollywood piles on nowadays. I cannot understand why this movie hasn't had a bigger success. And please, don't judge this movie by its cover: the one we have here in Montreal isn't the best marketing tool... it depicts a very large hand, coming out of a cloud, flipping the bird to a few people in a field, far below.... Whose bad idea was that?... Anyway. Great movie, great actors, fantastic story line. Go rent it. Better yet: buy it. It's that good. People should learn French just to enjoy this movie. Cheers!


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