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The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament

About the Film

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT begins with one simple conceit: God exists! He lives in Brussels and he’s a real bastard, a petty tyrant to his wife and daughter. His son is known well; JC managed to escape his father’s grasp and live among us, getting himself killed in the process. But God has a daughter, too. Ea is ten years old and has had enough of her father using humanity as his playthings. When she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into his computer and leaks to the entire world via text message their inevitable date of death. What follows is Jaco Van Dormael’s witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live?

Director: Jaco Van Dormael

Reactions

“Wildly inventive.” - Peter Debruge, Variety

"Irresistibly laugh-out-loud and feel-good." - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"Lovely to look at, charmingly played throughout, and with a sense of fun that is more playful than subversive." The Playlist

Awards & Festivals

  • Golden Globe Nominee 2016
  • Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival 
  • Closing NIght - Festival Du Film Francophone
  • Official Selection - BFI London International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Cast

Ea: Pili Groyne
God: Benoit Poelvoorde
Martine: Catherine Deneuve
Francois: Francois Damiens
God's Wife: Yolande Moreau
Aurelie: Laura Verlinden
Marc: Serge Lariviere
Jean-Claude: Didier De Neck
Willy: Romain Gelin
Victor: Marco Lorenzini

Crew

Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Screenplay: Thomas Gunzig, Jaco Van Dormael
Producer: Climax Films, Apres Le Deluge, Olivier Rausin, Daniel Marquet
Director of Photography: Christophe Beaucarne
Editor: Herve De Luze
Production Design: Sylvie Olive
Costume Designer: Caroline Koener
Sound: Dominique Warnier, Francois Dumont

Technical Info

Production Year: 2016
Running Time: 1h 52m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1

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Awards & Festivals

  • Golden Globe Nominee 2016
  • Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival 
  • Closing NIght - Festival Du Film Francophone
  • Official Selection - BFI London International Film Festival

Reactions

“Wildly inventive.” - Peter Debruge, Variety

"Irresistibly laugh-out-loud and feel-good." - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"Lovely to look at, charmingly played throughout, and with a sense of fun that is more playful than subversive." The Playlist

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