30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Brand New Testament Belgium, France, Luxembourg 2015 | 113 min | OV with English subtitles, OV | Colour | FF 2015

Jaco Van Dormael

JACO VAN DORMAEL(*1957) was awarded the Caméra d‘Or for his debut film Toto le Héros (1991) in Cannes. Other films of his include Le Huitième Jour and Mr. Nobody. The Brand New Testament is his fourth feature. Despite the relatively small number of films, Van Dormael is one of Belgium's most important directors.

rated for 0 + years
God exists. He lives in Brüssel and is a monster (Benoît Poelvoorde). He bullies his wife (Yolande Moreau) and his daughter (Pili Groyne) with his moodiness and bad-tempered outbursts. And he takes a sadistic pleasure in spoiling people's days. In his control centre, he controls his bad deeds: a telephone that rings just when you've made yourself comfortable in the bath. Or it starts raining when you've left your brolly at home. When God's in a bad mood – and that's most of the time – then everybody should suffer too. That's divine law.
Ea, his 10-year old daughter, can't stand it any longer. She secretly hacks her Dad's PC, on which all human data is stored, and sends every inhabitant of Earth a note telling them their date of death. It doesn't take long before chaos reigns. The Brand New Testament is a highly amusing film about a heavenly generational conflict – with a simply divine Catherine Deneuve as a female apostle.
Original title: Le Tout Nouveau Testament
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles, OV
Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Screenplay: Thomas Gunzig, Jaco Van Dormael
Cast: Pili Groyne, Benoit Poelvoorde, Yolande Moreau, Catherine Deneuve, Laura Verlinden, Didier De Neck, Serge Lariviere, Francois Damiens, Romain Gelin, Marco Lorenzi
Producer: Jaco Van Dormael, Olivier Rausin, Daniel Marquet
Director of Photography: Christophe Beaucarne
Music: An Pierle
Production Design: Sylvie Olive
Editor: Herve De Luze
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: NFP marketing & distribution GmbH
World Sales: Le Pacte
Production: Terra Incognita Films; Climax Films; Apres Le Deluge
Contact: Clotilde Ligeard, Le Pacte:


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