WATCH: Brand New Testament, When God's Daughter Released Everyone's Death Date


Aug 12, 2016 at 12:34 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
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What if you know the date of your death, how would you live your life? Would you save someone from their own death date? Check out this movie about God's daughter, yup d-a-u-g-h-t-e-r when she released the death dates of every one.

Directed by Jaco Van Dormael (Cannes sensation and BAFTA-nominee TOTO THE HERO) comes a poetic, magical, hilarious comedy in which God is real…and lives in Brussels. On Earth, he is a coward, with dubious morals and an odious antipathy toward his family. His daughter, Ea, can’t stand being locked up in a small apartment in such an ordinary city. So she decides to revolt against her dad. Hacking his computer and leaking to the entire world the dates of each of the population’s death, she causes a global pandemic and heads out to find her own set of disciples to spread a new testament of joy and kindness.

 

God exists. He lives in Brussels. These two lines set the stage perfectly for Jaco Van Dormael's latest film. There's more, of course. God lives in an apartment with no entry or exit and spends most of his time in a giant office where he controls the world through a computer terminal that looks like it still runs Windows 98. He lives with his wife and daughter and is a raging jerk to both of them. His son, whom you may have heard of, made his escape through the washing machine long ago. Finally his daughter, Ea, gets fed up with his shit. With some encouragement from her brother, JC, she decides to leave the nest, find her own apostles and write her own brand new testament. But before she makes her escape, she steals the key to the office and texts the answer to an all-important question to everyone on Earth. Her attempted good deed backfires and God must scramble to fix it before humanity finds it has no need of Him.

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT is a wildly innovative and incredibly funny film. The premise alone is gold, but the little details sprinkled throughout really make the story shine. The cast is perfect, from Pili Groyne as Ea to the great Catherine Deneuve as one of the new apostles. Finally there’s God himself, played by the amazing Benoit Poelvoorde, who Fantastic Fiends will recognize immediately as the voice of Steven from A TOWN CALLED PANIC. Ms. Deneuve in particular goes for broke, not just playing along but giving it her all, even when the film gives her an unusual new partner. This is bold, brash, blasphemous filmmaking on a grand scale. THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT will delight and challenge you and have you laughing the whole way. (Luke Mullen) 

 

Aug 12, 2016 at 12:34 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : Entertainment