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Des nouvelles du bon Dieu (1996)

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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Didier Le Pêcheur (screenplay), Didier Le Pêcheur (dialogue) (as Didier Pêcheur) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Marie Trintignant ... Evangile
Maria de Medeiros ... Karenine
Christian Charmetant Christian Charmetant ... Nord
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Jivago
Jean Yanne ... Louis-Albert Dieu
Isabelle Candelier Isabelle Candelier ... Edwarda
Artus de Penguern Artus de Penguern ... Salambo
Serge Riaboukine Serge Riaboukine ... Ferdydurke
Mathieu Kassovitz
Florence Thomassin Florence Thomassin
Dany Brillant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laure Adler Laure Adler
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... (voice)
Bernard Bloch Bernard Bloch
Stéphane Ferrens Stéphane Ferrens


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






France | Portugal



Release Date:

12 June 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Deus só Atende aos Domingos See more »

Filming Locations:

Amarante, Portugal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Program 33, M6 Films, GER See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby stereo)


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Did You Know?


Grand Prix du Festival International du Film d'Humour de Chamrousse 1996. . See more »


En Route
Performed by The Red Army Choir (as Choeurs de L'Armée Rouge)
Written by Vassili Soloviev Seddi
Permission by Le Chant du Monde
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Only movie I've felt the NEED to see again, and again...
23 February 2006 | by SofySSee 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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