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      The Brand New Testament

      Released Dec 9, 2016 1 hr. 53 min. Comedy Fantasy TRAILER for The Brand New Testament: Trailer 1 List
      82% 77 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score God is discovered living in Brussels with his daughter. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

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      The Brand New Testament takes a surreal, subversive, and funny look at Biblical themes through a modern -- and refreshingly original -- lens.

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      Steph N Soo unbelievably stupid and no fun to watch at all. Most probably hurting a lot of peoples feelings as well. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/18/22 Full Review isla s I loved this film - the plot (the philosophical angles), the CGI effects, the cast and characters etc. Its quite imaginative - not entirely a religious film, it pokes fun at Christianity I suppose - its definitely what I regard as a sort of surreal comedy with fantasy elements. I thought the young girl who plays Gods daughter was particularly good - she looks so innocent and naive and yet is quite the schemer and I enjoyed seeing how her father reacted to the things she did. There is, perhaps surprisingly, a sense of poignancy at times - it does at least touch on some serious themes, mainly mortality but I wouldn't say it entirely laughs off serious issues. Its a hard film to review without giving away spoilers but I felt it handled the themes well and it did make me laugh on a number of ocassions but not in a cheap way, if that makes sense. Also, one plot element made me think of the film Being John Malkovich - it is perhaps similar in terms of zany, wacky quirkiness. I also quite liked the classical music played at times, although I suppose some may think it makes it seem a bit pretentious. Personally, I thoroughly recommend this film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A smart, witty and refreshing comedy. Avoid if you are easily offended by jabs at traditional religion, especially Christianity (and we are Christians but believe there is still much to improve) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review ANDERSON G "The New Testament"  is a private work, filled with a unique European touch and great black humor, the feature Belgian, tells the story of the daughter of god, yes, in the context of the work god is a sadistic, lazy, narcissistic and has a daughter. The film unfolds in the search for her daughter's freedom in the earthly world, looking for apostles, there are several analogies that can be interpreted in different ways, but what catches the eye is neither the text of the film, but its cinematography, we have a direction that seeks a visual beauty of the simple and the unusual, at times reminds me a lot of the direction of Lars Von Trier, this constant search to purify dirty characters through the visual, it's really beautiful, and together with a beautiful soundtrack construction we have unexpected moments visually above the average of the feature film. "The newest testament" is a good film, with good performances, a good satirical humor and a direction that proposes to do something too big for the proposal, we have an edition that creates a certain belly, speeds up in a few moments and pauses in others, some characters are left undeveloped and the overall work is lost a little. 7.5/10. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/24/21 Full Review Audience Member Sacrilegious, satirical, comedic genius! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved this. Another refreshingly original script and well acted by all. Full of surprises and witticisms. Delightful to the eyes and it tickled the imagination. Highly recommend. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Manuela Lazic Little White Lies This saccharine religious comedy from Belgium's Jaco Van Dormael fails to live up to its initial promise. Rated: 2/5 Jul 3, 2018 Full Review Peter Debruge Variety An irreverent but otherwise harmless ontological satire that puts a cartoonish spin on the Christian origin story. Dec 27, 2016 Full Review Deborah Young Hollywood Reporter Irresistibly laugh-out-loud and feel-good. Dec 27, 2016 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review The Brand New Testament has boundless energy and imagination, and its charming concept makes enduring some of the film's more random, unstructured ideas worthwhile. Rated: 3/4 Feb 22, 2022 Full Review Michael J. Casey Boulder Weekly Though the movie is absolutely bonkers and ridiculously silly, it has heart and just enough insight into the human condition to resonate... Aug 14, 2019 Full Review Nick Evan-Cook One Room With A View Weird, wonderful, and with plenty of soul, The Brand New Testament shows that a simple idea - and a little chutzpah - can go a very long way. Rated: 4/5 Apr 18, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis God is discovered living in Brussels with his daughter.
      Director
      Jaco Van Dormael
      Executive Producer
      Jean-Yves Asselin
      Screenwriter
      Jaco Van Dormael, Thomas Gunzig
      Distributor
      Music Box Films
      Production Co
      Juliette Films, Climax Films, Après le Déluge, Terra Incognita Films, Caviar Films
      Genre
      Comedy, Fantasy
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 9, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 7, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $89.2K
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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