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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 »

Director:

Didier Le Pêcheur

Writers:

Didier Le Pêcheur (screenplay), Didier Le Pêcheur (dialogue) (as Didier Pêcheur) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marie Trintignant ... Evangile
Maria de Medeiros ... Karenine
Christian Charmetant ... Nord
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Jivago
Jean Yanne ... Louis-Albert Dieu
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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France | Portugal

Language:

French

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby stereo)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

References a fake essay book, «Un bref désir d'éternité» by Louis-Albert Dieu, who appears to the group of people searching for God, wearing a uniform similar to that of a U.S. 7th Cavalry soldier. Dieu's character is played by Jean Yanne. See more »

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La Berceuse
Written by Robert Schumann
Arranged by Jean-Louis Négro
Text by Rainer Maria Rilke
Performed by Dominique Dalcan
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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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