LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT
by Jaco Van Dormael

God exists. He lives in Brussels. He is a bastard who is horrible to his wife and daughter. We have heard a lot about his son, but very little about his daughter. His daughter- that is me. I am Ea and I am twelve. To avenge myself, I published everybody's death date on the Internet.




105' - Numérique - Couleur - Dolby SR

Available in VOD on UniversCiné and iTunes

CAST

Pili Groyne - Ea
Benoît Poelvoorde - Dieu
Yolande Moreau - La femme de Dieu
Catherine Deneuve - Martine
François Damiens - François
Serge Larivière - Marc
Didier De Neck - Jean-Claude
Laura Verlinden - Aurélie
Romain Gelin - Willy
Marco Lorenzini - Victor

SCREENPLAY

Jaco Van Dormael
Thomas Gunzig

PRODUCTION

Terra Incognita Films - Jaco Van Dormael (production executive)
Climax Films - Olivier Rausin
Après le déluge - Jaco Van Dormael, Olivier Rausin et Daniel Marquet

CO-PRODUCTION

Caviar - Frank Van Passel
Juliette Films - David Grumbach

DISTRIBUTION

Belga Films (BE)
Le Pacte (FR)

Festivals

Prix du Magritte du Meilleur Film
Prix du Magritte du Meilleur Réalisateur - Jaco Van Dormael
Prix du Magritte du Meilleur Scénario Original - Jaco Van Dormael et Thomas Gunzig

Nominée pour le Magritte de la Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle - Yolande Moreau
Nominé pour le Magritte du Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle - David Murgia
Nominée pour le Magritte du Meilleur espoir féminin - Pili Groyne
Nominé pour le Magritte du Meilleur espoir masculin au Magritte du Cinéma - Romain Gelin
Nominé pour le Magritte de la Meilleure Image - Christophe Beaucarne
Nominés pour le Magritte du Meilleur Son - Dominique Warnier, François Dumont et Michel Schillings
Prix du Magritte de la Meilleure Musique Originale - An Pierlé



Nominé pour le Golden Globes du Meilleur Film Etranger



Nominé pour le César du Meilleur Film Etranger



Prix de la compétition internationale



Prix du Public



Prix du Public
Prix du Rayon de Soleil

Le Parisien

This film is tremendously humorous, clairvoyant, and poetic. We have laughed and cried.

Paris Match

FOR: Jaco Van Dormael (…) hides a desperate humanity, the blasphemous Belgian humour of which would deserve its author to be canonized. (…) Hurry up and go watch this film before God censures it!

L'Ecran Fantastique

In an airy production of meticulous aestheticism, Jaco van Dormael authors an eccentric, unseemly review of catholic religion, between absurd humour, lyricism and marvel.

Le Journal du Dimanche

Melodious, exhilarating, frenzied, touching. The latest film by Jaco van Dormael is at once a bit of all this. The Belgian film-maker amuses himself. And he amuses us too.

Director

Jaco VAN DORMAEL

Jaco Van Dormael started his career after studies at INSAS (Brussels) and Louis Lumière (Paris) film schools. Initially a producer for kid’s theatre, he began directing in 1980 with a series of award-winning short fiction movies. He directed his first feature in 1991, Toto the Hero, which depicts a child’s universe.

In 1996, he directed The Eighth Day, about a man who has Down Syndrome: searching for his mother, alongside Daniel Auteuil. Both actors jointly received the Best Male Actor prize at the Cannes Festival.

After producing the play, Est-ce qu’on ne pourrait pas s’aimer un peu? (Couldn’t we love each other a little bit?), he directed Mr. Nobody (2009).

Photography