Divine intervention breaks the rules in many ways, only in order to make an incredibly strong political statement. It breaks the conventions imparted by the establishment of Hollywood and his lambs all around the world (just here, in Cordoba, the second city of Argentina, Hoyts Cinemas has inverted 24 million dollars). The convention of how a third world film has to be. The convention that says that third world films must be compromised films with the social reality in a way that is appealing for a first world "qualite" audience. It also breaks the rules imparted by the filmmakers of the same group of countries that Elia Suleiman about how a compromised director and his works should be. Besides, the film appropiates the resources of the powerful (the magnificent scene with the Ninja Fighter girl) to subvert, trough parody.
By the way, dont miss the Buster Keaton hommage by Suleiman himself.