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The Brand New Testament (2015)

Le tout nouveau testament (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 1 September 2015 (Belgium)
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Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter?

Director:

Jaco Van Dormael
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pili Groyne Pili Groyne ... Ea
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Dieu
Catherine Deneuve ... Martine
François Damiens ... François
Yolande Moreau ... La femme de Dieu
Laura Verlinden ... Aurélie
Serge Larivière ... Marc
Didier De Neck Didier De Neck ... Jean-Claude
Marco Lorenzini Marco Lorenzini ... Victor
Romain Gelin Romain Gelin ... Willy
Anna Tenta ... Xenia, l'Allemande
Johan Heldenbergh ... Le prêtre
David Murgia ... Jésus Christ
Gaspard Pauwels Gaspard Pauwels ... Kevin
Bilal Aya Bilal Aya ... Philippe
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Storyline

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, descending to earth in search of her own 6 messengers to write a brand new testament and change the status quo.

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Taglines:

God lives! (...in Brussels) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Jaco Van Dormael has a cameo as the man who is killed by a bus after getting the message that he has only seconds to live. See more »

Goofs

When Ea is typing on her father's computer, the letters appearing onscreen do not match the speed of her typing at all. She is also seen inputting words on the keyboard (as if trying to type commands) when only images are displayed. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

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Connections

References The Way of the Dragon (1972) See more »

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Thunder and Blazes
Written by Julius Fucík (as Julius Ernest Wilhelm Fucik)
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User Reviews

 
A dark fantasy comedy!!!
8 March 2017 | by akb007See all my reviews

God lives in an apartment in Belgium with his wife and his 10-year-old daughter Ea. God spends most of his time in ruining people's life by making weird rules. His daughter has also power and she wants to create a brand new testament. Ea sneaks inside Gods locked office and sends text messages to everyone in the world informing their scheduled dates of death. It's a film that has full of imagination and also has a dark comedy side. The concept of the movie was catchy and visually it's a wonderful film. Van Dormael does not lack the skill to pull of beautiful moments from this fantasy movie. Cinematographer, Christophe Beaucarne captures the craziness of God character superbly. Overall, I highly recommend this film to anyone who likes fantasy movies.


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Country:

Belgium | France | Luxembourg

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

1 September 2015 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brand New Testament See more »

Filming Locations:

Brussels, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,555,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,422, 11 December 2016

Gross USA:

$127,910

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,709,652
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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