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I Le tout nouveau testament - Musta huumori pärlid I
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In Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael's universe, God (Benoit Poelvoorde) is a mean-spirited bastard lounging around his Brussels apartment in dressing gown and trackies, watching sport on TV and wreaking havoc on the world from his DOS-run PC. Goddess (the marvellous Yolande Moreau), his long suffering wife, sticks to her embroidery and bides her time. But ten-year-old daughter Éa (played by a fantastic young actress, Pili Groyne) has taken one too many strappings from the old man and resolves – with the help of her better-known older brother – to liberate the world from the malign hand of Dad. Not to give away too much about her mission, she sets about recruiting six disciples whose testimony about their own miracle-free lives will constitute the Brand New Testament.

"Van Dormael maintains a blazing storytelling momentum and a highly creative visual scheme. He's in the Gondry/Gilliam zone, but if you can't get down with a floating fish skeleton humming ‘La Mer', why do you go to the movies in the first place?… This is a vision of optimism, of people being given the opportunity to help one another and doing it with tenderness. If you can get past the initial blasphemy, you'll find a highly moral film." — Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian

"The Brand New Testament" was selected as Belgium's candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars.

Belgium / Luxembourg / France 2015