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Yakup Özgür Kurtaal,
Taha Tegin Özdemir
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.
The trailers in France were deceiving: one was expecting a comedy. Well, it's definitely not a comedy and doesn't pretend to be - I guess the producers were trying to sell the movie via the trailers and a strong cast with comedic roots (Pelvoorde, Damiens.)
Once that disappointment settled in you're left with a movie which tries very hard to make a point about the state of the world, how to be happy etc. It just beats you over the head with it.
While some might think it quirky, others will focus on the cheap production values, annoying secondary characters and disappointing performance by Pelvoorde who just spends the entire movie screaming and being annoying (and don't say that was the point - I got it!)
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