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Genesis (1999)
"La genèse" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  8 December 1999 (France)
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The biblical story of Jacob and Esau.

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Cast overview:
Sotigui Kouyaté ...
Jacob
Salif Keita ...
Balla Moussa Keita ...
Hamor
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Dina
Maimouna Hélène Diarra ...
Lea
Balla Habib Dembélé ...
(as Habibou Dembele)
Magma Coulibaly
Oumar Namory Keita
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Inspired by the Holy Book of Genesis, this film tells the power struggle between two families: a clan of herders led by Jacob and another clan of hunters fronted by his brother Esau. Caught in the crossfire is their cousin, Hamor and his tribe of farmers. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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biblical | rape | revenge

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The Most Interesting Movie of 1999
13 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"La Genese" is not the best film of 1999, but it certainly is the most interesting.

Based rather loosely on the biblical story of Jacob, director Cheick Oumar Sissoko and screenwriter Jean-Louis Sagot-Duraroux have stripped away the text's complexities to give us a study of tribal culture. While not a theological study, it certainly is a fascinating look at a society of which most of us in the western world are unaware.


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