I enjoyed every minute of this movie. Pil Groyne, who plays 10 years old Ea, was memorable too; and not to forget David Murgia's charming yet hilarious cameo as Jesus Christ. The film has energy, ideas and a certain charm but just cannot make it work it ends up a bit of a mess to be honest. The settings, costumes and effects work - especially in the bits that are deliberately badly made, it adds to the humour. The third apostle is a sexually frustrated man who is awkward with women and remains lovesick for a German girl he met once as a boy. Hence the contemporary setting, where God has preferred a murderous absurd world for his own amusement.
The Brand New Testament received ten nominations at the , winning four awards, including and for Van Dormael. . This seems like a happy ending but notice how she picks the flowered background for the sky from a selection. To many, this movie will seem blasphemous, but I think God has a sense of humor. The film features God's hapless efforts in Brussels to find Ea without identity papers, He is suspected of being an illegal immigrant , as well as the various stories of Ea's Apostles she chooses a sex addict, a beautiful yet lonely woman, a killer, a lonely man, a dissatisfied wife who finds love with a gorilla, and a young boy whose mother's over-protectiveness results in him having the least time of them all to live - just fifty days.
Outright animated elements crop up a time or two and add a comic book ambience. None of those characters feels real for a second. Conclusion Overall a very disappointing, pseudo-philosophical mess of a film - not really thought-provoking or leaving the cinema-goer with any kind of message. The film's first and essential joke is that in this theology Creation happened in modern Brussels. Ladies, this one is for you. Cinematographer, Christophe Beaucarne captures the craziness of God character superbly. One day Ea is punished for sneaking into his office and realises what her father is doing in his office hour, she decides to play tit-for-tat, at first, she clandestinely sends the death countdown of everyone in Brussels from God's computer to everyone's cellphones, then crawls from the washing machine of their apartment to the real world for the first time and resolves to find 6 disciples thanks to the instruction of J.
In Van Dormael's films, the point of the jokes is frequently lost. That's the force we see dominating our globe. This is 5 star entertainment for 15 and up. Somewhat it was a fun, so definitely not a bad film, but I felt it should have been a lot more than that. In a reversal of the Eden myth, another man is led out of his self-restriction in a city park to the antithetic freedom of the Arctic. The concept of the movie was catchy and visually it's a wonderful film.
Andrew Bunney, Let's Go To The Pictures, Three D Radio, Adelaide This movie evokes the mythological dream-state that movies like Amélie, Big Fish and the Fifth Element represent as well. It quotes other masterpieces and in doing so, adds value. The Brand New Testament 2015 God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter in present-day Brussels, Belgium. It his performance that makes us loathe his character and thus laugh out loud when he gets in trouble. I would not say that this film fakes anything in any way.
All this happens at the beginning of the first act. One thing led to another, and Adam and Eve duly begat humanity. The story centres on an arrogant and abusive father who is also the creator the universe, especially the designer of the lives on the earth and this tale takes place in the Belgian capital, Brussels. The acting is good, though some of the themes will rather annoy than offend people. If you are offended by someone making fun of topics like child abuse, bestiality, voyeurism and religion avoid this movie.
Her last act before sabotaging her evil Dad is to text everyone with their date of death as her father, God, has fated it. Reflections about God, life, existence and death are treated super seriously or joked about - it has some funny observations but these are exhausted half way in and later jokes are not very amusing aside from maybe 1 or 2. He is assaulted by everyone He meets. Competition must have been really strong when it did not pass. The apostles God's daughter Ea Pili Groyne selects are an assortment of random misfits, which include a killer, a sex maniac, a woman Catherine Deneuve who established a bestial relationship with a gorilla, and a ten year old boy who wants to be a girl. Ea prods him to shoot a woman, the first apostle. The schizoid nature of the film ruins it - the strong narrative set up in the first 20-30 minutes of the film is thrown out of the window along with the humour.
One example of those laws is 'Your phone will always ring when you are immersed in bathtub. Here the genre is the family sit-com. You will find connection between all little elements and actions of the movie, and that is geniously amazing! The beginning really has some drive to it and it is overall a fun movie to watch. In the end, it's the film's ability to subtly convey its poetic undertones that separate it from the pack. I thought this picture had pretty good potential starting out, particularly with those Laws of Universal Annoyance that the script writers came up with.
The film is basically split into several segments, each one devoted to one of the six new apostles Ea finds. This film could have been a great comedy about God, existence etc, instead it just becomes an undefinable mess, not really funny, not really thought provoking and not really very entertaining. They… An article celebrating the historic Chicago mayoral runoff between two African-American women, Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot. Now, the beginning is good but what follows, not so much. The film's filled to the brim with visual flair: when Man is created and wandering the Earth, his groin is censored.
Choice of background score and music is also commendable. She first enlists a homeless man, Victor, to be her scribe, since she cannot write well. Is this a meaningful movie? If you have a taste for strange, different kind of humor, then The Brand New Testament Le tout nouveau testament is for you. It is now the turn of God's daughter Ea to end Humanity's suffering - which she does by informing the world of the exact amount of time they have left to live and then returning to Earth to find 6 more Apostles and to write an all new Testament. There are patently odd scenarios as well something else that's reminiscent of Jeunet , as in another disciple who has a memory of an unrequited love from his childhood who ends up meeting her again when under Ea's advisement he starts voicing porn films.