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Genesis (2001)

A drama with dark comic moments and a gay subtext: Three room-mates, running away from life, meet a disabled gay author, who forces them to rediscover themselves and those around them. ... See full summary »

Director:

Kenneth Scicluna

Writers:

Jean Pierre Magro, Sebastian Skrzek-Smolinski (author of Joseph's Story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Engelbert Grech Engelbert Grech ... Steve
Jean Pierre Magro Jean Pierre Magro ... JP
Khaled Reyani Khaled Reyani ... Ginger
Peter Busuttil Peter Busuttil ... Joseph
Chris Galea Chris Galea ... Boris
Marceline Galea Marceline Galea ... Marcelle
Peppi Azzopardi Peppi Azzopardi ... Marcelle's Father
Lillian Elich Lillian Elich ... Marcelle's Mother
Louis Xerri Louis Xerri ... Old Man at Party
Catherine Balzan Catherine Balzan ... JP's Girlfriend
Barbara Matysik-Magro Barbara Matysik-Magro ... Polish Interviewee
Tabitha Vassallo Tabitha Vassallo ... Other Interviewee
Kevin De Leonardo Kevin De Leonardo ... Human Statue
Kevin DeLeonardo Kevin DeLeonardo ... Human Statue
James Lee Pirotta James Lee Pirotta ... Guy in Steve's Bedroom
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A drama with dark comic moments and a gay subtext: Three room-mates, running away from life, meet a disabled gay author, who forces them to rediscover themselves and those around them. Genesis unfolds over seven days, and humbly tries to test the development of relationships between people of different cultures and sexual orientations. Written by Jack Vassallo

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Seven days to make a mess.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13
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Country:

Malta

Language:

Maltese | English

Release Date:

11 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film is declared by the Malta Film Commission as being "Of National Cultural Importance". See more »

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The Genesis of Good Maltese Film-making
28 March 2007 | by matthew-farrugia88See all my reviews

It is simple really: this is the best Maltese film to date. Alas, it is not for everyone it is true. In terms of plot, nothing much happens - and yet that gives Genesis the freedom to explore characters.

Filmed in black and white (giving the poor digital quality a bit more flare), it is an exploration of man and what man is basically. If you liked "The Dreamers" then you would probably enjoy this, even though it is not as heavy overall.

A story that makes you think, with a few surprisingly not-bad performances. The star here is obviously Scicluna and his beautiful cinematography. Of course, it is full of confusing points, but that I guess, may be part of its charm.

The tragedy in all this is the fact that this "film of Maltese cultural importance" is not available to the general public when such fermented garbage as Qerq is. I urge everyone to see it; an realistic view of man, the relationship between man and man and also man and God.

This film is the genesis of the good Maltese film.


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