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Begotten (1990)

Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | 5 June 1991 (USA)
This gory and entirely visual film tells the surreal tale of the death and rebirth of gods.

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(as Edmund E. Merhige)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brian Salzberg ...
God Killing Himself
Donna Dempsey ...
Mother Earth
Stephen Charles Barry ...
Son Of Earth - Flesh On Bone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Gandia
Daniel Harkins
Michael Phillips
Erik Slavin
Arthur Streeter
Adolfo Vargas
Garfield White
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God disembowels himself with a straight razor. The spirit-like Mother Earth emerges, venturing into a bleak, barren landscape. Twitching and cowering, the Son Of Earth is set upon by faceless cannibals. Written by Marty Cassady <mcass@mindspring.com>

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$33,000 (estimated)
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Approximately eight to ten hours of optical work - re-photographing, visual treatments, and filtering - was required to produce one minute of film. The total post-production period for the 72-minute movie was eight months. See more »

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Mother Earth: [she impregnates herself with God's semen]
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) See more »

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Beyond the Arthouse
9 November 2003 | by (the great north) – See all my reviews

Against all my better judgement I sat captivated by this film. My watch, the sky outside, the hunger pangs in my belly becoming distant and thin. Is it a movie? I still don't know, it's more like opening up a window onto a world that exists elsewhere and just watching things happen. The stark grainy black and white is so grotesquely beautiful, it feels alien. This isn't "arthouse" filmmaking as we've come to understand the term. This is art. Living and breathing, entirely regardless of my interpretation, of my wants, or my needs in a film. If that sounds like something you want to see, by all means.


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