"'What to do with the rest of our lives?' is now the question." Music Box has debuted a new trailer for the film The Brand New Testament from Belgium, directed by filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael who last made Mr. Nobody. His new film is religious parody about a man in Brussels who is apparently God - as played by Benoît Poelvoorde. He lives with his family and the story focuses on his ten-year-old daughter Ea, played by Pili Groyne, who decides to text everyone in the world with their date of death. The full cast includes Catherine Deneuve, François Damiens, Yolande Moreau, Laura Verlinden and Serge Larivière. There's some really wacky scenes in this, but I like the concept and it seems like a totally one-of-a-kind film.
Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Jaco Van Dormael's The Brand New Testament, from YouTube:
God exists! He lives in Brussels, a petty tyrant to his wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea. Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her father using humanity as his playthings and hacks into His computer, leaking to the entire world their inevitable death date. After escaping, Ea must gather six more apostles in order to end His bullying and fix the mess he's made of humanity. What remains is Jaco Van Dormael’s witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live? The Brand New Testament is directed by Belgian filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael, of the films Toto the Hero, Lumière and Company, The Eighth Day, and Mr. Nobody previously. The screenplay is by Thomas Gunzig & Jaco Van Dormael. This first premiered in Director's Fortnight at Cannes 2015. Music Box Films releases The Brand New Testament in select US theaters on December 9th.
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