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Let There Be Light (1998)

Que la lumière soit (original title)
A comedy in which God writes a screenplay and goes to earth to find someone to make the film.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
L'ange René
La voix de Dieu l'invisible (voice only) (voice)
Dieu l'indien
Dieu le pilote
Dieu la blonde
Dieu le magasinier
Julie Landmann ...
Dieu le bébé
Le Pigeon de Cadéac ...
Dieu le pigeon
Sylvestre ...
Dieu le chat
Dieu Suzanne
Frédéric Mitterrand ...
Dieu l'automobiliste
Dieu contractuelle
Dieu le père

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A comedy in which God writes a screenplay and goes to earth to find someone to make the film.

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Comedy | Fantasy


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8 July 1998 (France)  »

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Let There Be Light  »

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FRF 60,000,000 (estimated)

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Director Cameo: [Arthur Joffé] The director plays the sleepwalker during the shooting of the movie by Jeanne and the group of mad people. See more »


La voix de Dieu l'invisible: I wrote the Bible - the best selling book of all time! Where do they get off editing my script?
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References The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) See more »

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Absolutely Magic!
15 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

God returns to earth to make a film. It sounds like a preposterous idea and based on this subject one might assume the film quirky, but I found it far too touching to label it so. There's something in humor and warm-heartedness of this film that holds it all together. The film takes the idea from an amusing thought, to a beautiful uplifting experience.

I laughed, I cried, I was truly touched by this beautiful film.

I have been searching on and off for this film for eight years. I finally found a DVD on amazon.fr but was sadly disappointed to discover that it had no English subtitles.

God appears as many forms in this film. This itself is a brilliant metaphor on several levels. Many films try to portray god with in different ways (deep voices coming from the sky etc.) but the way he is portrayed in "Que la lumière soit" is a disarming stroke of brilliance. Hélène de Fougerolles is amazing as Jeanne, she plays the role with such innocence... she is positively luminescent in this film. Poor, poor René, God's trusty assistant angel, what a gorgeous character!

Thank you to all involved for such a magical uplifting film.

I just managed to see this film again after looking for all these years, I'm sure there are many others who loved this film as I do. I wish someone would distribute this in Australia!

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