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Genesis (2004)

A storyteller relates the creation of the world. A tall tale like all yarns. But this tall tale is a true tale - it is our very own story. The birth of the universe, the formation of the ... See full summary »
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Sotigui Kouyaté ... Narrator / Le conteur
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A storyteller relates the creation of the world. A tall tale like all yarns. But this tall tale is a true tale - it is our very own story. The birth of the universe, the formation of the Earth, the appearance of life, the emergence from the waters, the colonisation of earthly paradise...a tremendous, event-filled saga unfolds before our very eyes. This "flamboyant" Genesis, both modern and timeless, is "enacted" by the direct descendants of those who were part of it - the animals. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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A vivid reflection on the cycle of life.
16 January 2005 | by robertgwilsonSee all my reviews

This is a beautifully conceived, artistic myth about origin and cycle of life as told by an African storyteller in beautifully enunciated French (English subtitles). His myth is illustrated with nature photography that is both appropriate for the particular thought and, simultaneously, of great beauty. Over six years of patient work assembled this material by the co-directors who are also professional biologists. As a consequence, their myth rests solidly in modern science. Their venues range from Iceland (the opening shots) to Madagascar (for the brilliantly colored shots of marine life). This wonderfully conceived film is underpinned by an original score which complements the photography and is wonderfully innovative. I hope a video becomes available.


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 October 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Генезис See more »

Filming Locations:

Aveyron, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR9,150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,891, 29 May 2005

Gross USA:

$16,413

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,139,313
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

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Color
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