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Genesis (1986)

| Drama | 1986 (USA)
A parable of man's exploitation of his fellow man. A weaver and a farmer live peacefully on the edge of a desert until, one day, a woman wanders into their world, and her presence slowly disrupts their routine existence.

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A parable of man's exploitation of his fellow man. A weaver and a farmer live peacefully on the edge of a desert until, one day, a woman wanders into their world, and her presence slowly disrupts their routine existence.

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Marxist creation myth..
27 February 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Mrinal Sen's minimalist masterpiece Genesis is a cinematic oddity - like the principal characters in the story - the weaver and the farmer

  • the film itself seems to exist outside of time and space.




Hardly anyone has heard of it, let alone managed to see it. Even Sen-iphiles continue to be blissfully unaware.

This is surprising considering the kind of talent of which the film boasts. The minuscule cast consists of the cream of the crop - Naseerudin Shah, Om Puri and Shabana Azmi - among the finest Indian actors of their generation.

The picture can be read as a religious and political allegory, but most of all it symbolizes itself - an obscure gem lost underneath the rubble of "progress".


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