The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament)

Narrative | Belgium | 113 min


Roslyn Cinemas Fri, Nov 11, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Narrative
World Cinema
Release Year:2015
Running Time:113 minutes
Production Country:Belgium/ France / Luxembourg
Original Language:French / German
Festival Awards:NOMINATED- Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cannes Int'l Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Benoît Poelvoorde
Yolande Moreau
Catherine Deneuve
Francois Damiens
Pili Groyne
Director:Jaco Van Dormael
Executive Producer:Jean-Yves Asselin
Producer:Jaco Van Dormael
Olivier Rausin
Daniel Marquet
Screenwriter:Jaco Van Dormael
Thomas Gunzig
Cinematography:Christophe Beaucarne
Editing By:Hervé De Luze
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God exists. He lives in Brussels annd he's nothing short of a bastard. He spends his day intentionally making people miserable, tapping out rules on his his outdated DOS computer and fiddling with his train set. Wonderful French comedienne Yolande Moreau is his mild wife and of course everyone knows about his son, JC. But did you know he also has a daughter? Her name is Ea and she's 10 years old and wants to change things. One day she rebels against her father, hacks his computer, and texts everyone in the world the date they will die. Then she escapes to Earth, where she recruits six Apostles for a Brand New Testament. Laugh-out-loud funny, this eagerly awaited project from Jaco Van Dormael (Toto the Hero) mixes religious satire and ironic fantasy to salutary effect. No longer in thrall to God's all-seeing eye, the general populace feels free to act on their basest instincts and hidden desires. For the legendary Catherine Deneuve, that means going to bed with a gorilla. This madcap fantasy is a peppy, original and (importantly) very sweet story with a moral.

NOMINATED- Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cannes Int'l Film Festival