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The Ark (2015)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 30 March 2015
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A retelling of the Biblical story of Noah and the Ark.

Director:

Kenneth Glenaan

Writer:

Tony Jordan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Threlfall ... Noah
Joanne Whalley ... Emmie
Ashley Walters ... The Angel
Don Warrington ... Paul
Michael Fox ... Shem
Ian Smith Ian Smith ... Ham
Andrew Hawley ... Japheth
Nico Mirallegro ... Kenan
Emily Bevan ... Salit
Hannah John-Kamen ... Nahlab
Georgina Campbell ... Aris
Antonia Thomas ... Sabba
Jack Monaghan Jack Monaghan ... Mark
Benoît Fabre Benoît Fabre ... Young Thug 2
Hami Belal Hami Belal ... Young Thug 1
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God-fearing Noah and his wife Emmy work a farm in a barren landscape with their married sons Shem ,Ham and Japheth and their wives and naïve teen-aged son Kenan. On a visit to the pleasure loving city Kenan falls for the hedonistic life-style of Sabba, daughter of Noah's atheist friend, wealthy trader Paul, and he visits her on a nightly basis. When an angel tells Noah to build an ark because his world will soon be engulfed by a huge flood Noah takes the news seriously but his family do not believe him and when he tries to warn the citizens he is reviled and pelted with rocks. Eventually Emmy shames the boys into helping Noah and the ark is completed though there is no sign of rain. Godly fugitives from the city arrive and, when the flood comes, are welcomed on board with a host of animals and birds but Kenan elects to stay with Sabba and they are drowned along with the other unbelievers. After the flood has abated the angel reappears to show Noah a rainbow, a symbol of hope. Written by don @ minifie-1

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UK

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English

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30 March 2015 (UK) See more »

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Noah's Ark See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco

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16:9 HD
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Based upon events depicted in the Old Testement. See more »

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Featured in Gogglebox: Episode #5.7 (2015) See more »

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The oncoming storm
31 March 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Writer Tony Jordan has gone to a back to basics re-telling of the story of Noah. Less of the actual floods and the animals going two by two. After all this is a BBC television movie and the budget was never going to be mega unless Russell Crowe had signed on.

David Threlfall plays Noah and Joanne Whalley plays his loyal wife with their three grown up sons living a hard working life in the desert (it was filmed in Morocco.) Noah is committed to God but a visit to the local market town with his son shows him a life there without belief where violence, faithlessness and cheating is close at hand.

This version has the family in the centre of the drama as well as faith. When Noah gets a visit from God's messenger, family loyalties are put to the test as he goes about building an ark first by himself, then helped by his wife before the rest of the family pitch in which is made to look like hard even bad breaking work.

The film tries to be a modern small scale parable with its comparison to a world of science and bankers although I think it does not entirely carry it off as it comes too close to be rather preachy. The film also disappoints as it strips maybe too much of the familiar traits of the tale such as the animals going to the ark as well as the flooding.

Threlfall is a stern but kind hearted Noah who puts his love of the family first and he does well to be the centre of the film although I guess some viewers would find the northern accents rather off putting and accuse it of being a Shameless in the Desert which is rather unfair.


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