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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

Writers:

Thomas Gunzig (scenario), Jaco Van Dormael (scenario)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 20 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:

If you thought God's son was trouble... Wait until you meet his daughter. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Belgium | France | Luxembourg

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

1 September 2015 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

El nuevo nuevo testamento 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The official Belgian submission for the 2016 Academy Awards. 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

The credits are designed as though they are embroidered on fabric, with embroidered images on each side. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

O Solitude! My Sweetest Choice
Z.406
Written by Henry Purcell and lyrics by Katherine Philips
Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor
Performed by Accademia Bizantina, conducted by Stefano Montanari
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A must-see. Touching, funny, thought-provoking, lots of fun... amazing acting...
30 September 2015 | by amir-listsSee all my reviews

This is an amazing film. On the one hand, this is one of the most funny - and fun - movies I've seen, in years, with some great, memorable scenes and lines, superb acting - and very touching. In fact, this is one of a handful of movies that really, literally, made me cry (a bit, just out of emotions, it is a fun movie, not a tragic one!). My shedding few tears is actually funny also as it is related to one of the nice things in the movie - but I'll rather not spoil...

On the other hand: the movie is very thought-provoking (and in some aspects, simply provocative, but IMHO in a good way). It brings a very fresh viewpoint on many issues, esp. domestic abuse and esp. the horrific damages that bad parenthood may cause; but there are several more serious themes (even hactivism!) - all presented in this most joyous film.

And... acting is superb, really by all (although I think Catherine Deneuve was esp. amazing). and the film makes tribute to several classic movies... e.g. to The Truman show ...

Don't miss it!!!!


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