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The Brand New Testament

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"The Brand New Testament" begins with one simple conceit: God exists! He lives in Brussels and he's a real bastard, a petty tyrant to his wife and daughter. His son is known well; JC managed to escape his father's grasp and live among us, getting himself killed in the process. But God has a daughter, too. Ea is ten years old and has had enough of her father using humanity as his playthings. When she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into his computer and leaks to the entire world via text message their inevitable date of death. What follows 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?

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Based on 9 The Brand New Testament reviews, The Brand New Testament gets an average review score of 70.
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www.hollywoodreporter.comBlu-ray
God is a mean bastard from Brussels, but his daughter is determined to set things straight in cult director Jaco Van Dormael’s madcap fantasy.
73d ago
88/100
www.washingtonpost.comBlu-ray
For sheer inventiveness of story, language, visuals and theme, The Brand New Testament is, quite nearly, a divine comedy.
73d ago
B+/A+
thefilmstage.comDVD
If you were to take the charm and playful visual language of Jean-Pierre Jenuet’s Amelie and pair it with a blistering satire of religious dogma, the end result would look somet...
73d ago
80/100
www.nytimes.comBlu-ray
Most of the humor is too lighthearted to offend all but the most reverent believers, and the movie’s inventiveness rarely flags.
73d ago
4/5
www.theguardian.comBlu-ray
In Jaco van Dormael’s peppy, inventive comedy, everyone gets a text message from the Almighty, while “JC”’s sister gathers a gang of disciples.
73d ago
70/100
variety.comDVD
This irreverent, idea-filled satire asks what if everything the Bible says is wrong, and God's daughter came down to earth to set the record straight.
73d ago
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The Brand New Testament was released on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD 82d ago in the US.
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