The Brand New Testament

Film, Comedy
Recommended
4 out of 5 stars
The Brand New Testament

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

God is real, and living in Brussels in this imaginative, insightful comedy

We’ve had WikiLeaks and the Panama Papers. In this whimsical and sweet-natured Belgian satire it’s Death Leaks – an almighty cock-up where everyone on Earth (or at least everyone with a mobile) gets a text telling them how long they have to live.

It turns out that God exists. He’s living in a flat in Brussels and is a bit of a bully – sitting on His arse all day drinking beer and torturing humankind like a bored kid pulling the legs off a spider. We usually hear about His son, but it’s His 10-year-old daughter who unleashes Death Leaks and escapes from the flat (through a washing machine) to go out into the world and find some apostles like Her big bro. This is a film with a big heart and an even bigger imagination.

By: Cath Clarke

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Details

Release details

Rated:
15
Release date:
Friday April 15 2016
Duration:
113 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jaco Van Dormael
Screenwriter:
Jaco Van Dormael, Thomas Gunzig
Cast:
Pili Groyne
Benoît Poelvoorde
Catherine Deneuve
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