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The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament
  • 2015
  • Belgium
  • 113 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael
  • Cast: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve

God (Poelvoorde) is a grumpy misanthrope living in a dingy Brussels flat, tormenting humanity by means of a personal computer that only he has access to. His plucky ten-year-old daughter Ea (Groyne) decides to stop him. Proudly blasphemous, blackly comic and compassionate satire, full of wit and ingenuity.

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The Brand New Testament

11 Apr 20164 stars

Cheeky yet compassionate fantasy from Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael

‘God exists. He lives in Brussels. He’s a bastard,’ we discover at the outset of Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael’s proudly blasphemous but ultimately well-intentioned latest, co-written with Thomas Gunzig. Boasting ample idiosyncrasy and audacity, The…

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