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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 & 24 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

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

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Connections

References Double Impact (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Venait d'Avoir 18 ans
Music by Pascal Auriat and Jean Bouchéty
Lyrics by Pascal Sevran and Serge Lebrail
Performed by Dalida
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Charming with great characters
20 April 2020 | by preferredfuturesSee all my reviews

We came to this after watching Mr Nobody. The director brings a freshness, vivacity and kindness to his films, it's like a warm bath, fresh air and sunlight on your face. Some of the visuals are utterly lovely and others convey the darkness and mean-ness of God's twisted and bored soul. It's a shame for Uzbekistan that he dropped in...

Victor's book looks fab and if they printed it, I'd buy it. Great acting from all, and some really interesting characters. We will watch this again for sheer pleasure.


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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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