God exists, and He’s a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new “laws” to torment humanity, and He’s a petty tyrant to His wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea. Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her Father’s abuse and when she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world—by text message— the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date. Ea, after escaping and with her Father in pursuit, gathers apostles and writes her own New Testament to try to fix the mess her Father has made of humanity. Her six apostles—a one-armed woman, a sex maniac, a killer, a woman who has been left by her husband, an office worker, and a gender dysphoric child—learn to celebrate life and love, and provide us with Jaco Van Dormael’s dark, 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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||December 9th, 2016 (Limited) by Music Box Films, released as The Brand New Testament|
||September 2nd, 2015 (Wide) (Belgium)
September 2nd, 2015 (Wide) (France)
October 16th, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
November 5th, 2015 (Wide) (Netherlands)
November 12th, 2015 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
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||March 7th, 2017 by Music Box Films Video, released as The Brand New Testament|
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||Religious, Gods and Goddesses, Dysfunctional Family, Domestic Abuse, Poverty, Paralysis / Loss of a Limb, Porn Business, Romance, Spree Killer, Terminal Illness, Infidelity, Voiceover/Narration, Immigration|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
||Juliette Inc., Terra Incognita Films, Climax Films, Apres Le Deluge, Caviar, Orange Studio, VOO ET BETV, RTBF, BNP Paribas Film Fund, Belga Films, Le Pacte, OCS., Centre Du Cinema Et L'Audiovisuel De La Federation Wallonie Bruxelles|
March 6th, 2017
There are not a lot of releases on this week’s list for two major reasons. Firstly, it is a very, very shallow week. Secondly... Dental Surgery. By the time you read this, I might still be at the dentist. There are only two contenders for Pick of the Week, Jackie on Blu-ray and Moana on Blu-ray Combo Pack. It wasn’t particularly close and Moana is easily the Pick of the Week.
December 13th, 2016
La La Land dominated the per theater chart with an average of $176,221 in five theaters. This is not only the best of the year, it is the second best ever for a live-action film, behind just The Grand Budapest Hotel average of $202,792 in four theaters. Jackie was well back with an average of $18,933 in 26 theaters. Had La La Land not come out this weekend, this would have been big news. Now it might get lost in the crowd. Lion remained in the $10,000 club for the third weekend in a row with an average of $11,224 in 15 theaters.
December 9th, 2016
I problably could have cut this list down to one film, La La Land, because it is the only film on this week’s list with a realistic chance at expanding significantly. In fact, given its reviews and its buzz, it has a realistic chance at earning Oscar glory.
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