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Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)

Genesi: La creazione e il diluvio (original title)
An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the ... See full summary »

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Ermanno Olmi

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Ermanno Olmi
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Credited cast:
Annabi Abdelialil Annabi Abdelialil ... Cain
Omero Antonutti ... Noah
Sabir Aziz Sabir Aziz ... Adam
B. Haddan Mohammed B. Haddan Mohammed ... Abel
Paul Scofield ... (voice)
Haddou Zoubida Haddou Zoubida ... Eve
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An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the darkness ... Among them, a very old man. He reassures the child, exhorting him to see the wonders of the earth. And it is with this child's eyes that we will witness the creation of the world. Nature comes to life at the first light of dawn, recreating the seven days of the Creation. Adam appears, and is soon joined by Eve. Paradise could be theirs, but as time goes by, they grow restless, inquisitive... They approach the Tree of Knowledge - and discover pain, suffering and mortality. Their sons Cain and Abel play out a story that will continue to darken the Creation until the end of time. And angered by the corruption of Cain's progeny, by the lust and greed ruling the cities, God vows to wipe away his creatures and begin anew. With Noah and his family. The ark is built, the animals led into their pens,... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

16 September 1994 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Morocco

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Part of a DVD Pack - soothing
4 September 2001 | by joshualiederSee all my reviews

A paraphrase of the earliest parts of the Bible from the Creation to the Flood. Filmed in Morocco in 1994 and narrated in a very subtle fashion by the distinguished Paul Scofield (who does not appear on camera), the movie reminded me of a relaxing water fountain in which the sound of bubbling water captivates. It's simple in tone.

I only wish I knew what the woman was singing in the background throughout many of its scenes. The film ends on a note implying God holds mankind accountable for human life.

Hard to fault a film with that message!


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