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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.

Director:

Mrinal Sen

Writers:

Samaresh Basu (novel), Mohit Chatterjee (as Mohit Chattopadhya) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shabana Azmi ... The woman
Naseeruddin Shah ... The farmer
Om Puri ... The weaver
M.K. Raina ... The trader
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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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Official Sites:

International Film Circuit

Country:

India | Switzerland | Belgium | France

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Marxist creation myth..
27 February 2007 | by nikhil7179See 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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