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The Brand New Testament (2015)

Le tout nouveau testament (original title)
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Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pili Groyne ...
Ea
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Dieu
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Martine
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François
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La femme de Dieu
Laura Verlinden ...
Aurélie
Serge Larivière ...
Marc
Didier De Neck ...
Jean-Claude
Marco Lorenzini ...
Victor
Romain Gelin ...
Willy
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Xenia, l'Allemande
Johan Heldenbergh ...
Le prêtre
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Gaspard Pauwels ...
Kevin
Bilal Aya ...
Philippe
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God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter in present-day Brussels, Belgium. She concludes that her dad is doing a terrible job and decides to rewrite the world, which leaves God angry, powerless and adamant to get his power back.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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1 September 2015 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

El nuevo nuevo testamento  »

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€8,555,500 (estimated)
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The official Belgian submission for the 2016 Academy Awards. See more »

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Dieu crawls through a washing machine to the world, but it is mechanically not possible to open that kind of washing machine from the inside. See more »

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Dieu: Law 1522:If one day you fall in love with a woman there's a great chance you will not spend your life with her.
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References Universal Soldier (1992) See more »

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from "Le carnaval des animaux"
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Gloriously inventive, hilarious, metaphysical, big-hearted and satisfying.
7 March 2016 | by (Adelaide) – See all my reviews

This is a fantasy, black comedy. Jesus Christ's kid sister Ea is living with their dad, God, and their mum, Goddess, in a city apartment in Brussels in the present day. She is sick of God's cruel and violent ways and at age 10, puts an end to it by freezing his computer and fleeing the apartment into the city.

Her last act before sabotaging her evil Dad is to text everyone with their date of death as her father, God, has fated it. This causes first a media storm, then great changes in the world and for individuals now certain of the imminence or otherwise of their mortality.

It is a wild romp as young Ea sets out with a homeless man as a scribe to find another half dozen disciples to add to her big brother's twelve, and write The Brand New Testament based on details of ordinary people's lives.

It is more whimsical and generous than blasphemous, but still, atheists will be as thrilled as believers will be enchanted, by the new apostles.

The storytelling is exquisite; Amelie-esque might be the best description of the style. Elaborately constructed frames of short bursts of gorgeous, surreal elements pepper the action to ensure that this movie is a very rare delight.

Gloriously inventive, coherent, hilarious, metaphysical, philosophical, big-hearted, and satisfying. This is 5 star entertainment for 15 and up.

Andrew Bunney, Let's Go To The Pictures, Three D Radio, Adelaide


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