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Genesis (2018)

Genèse (original title)
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Three teenagers are shaken up by their first loves in the turmoil of their youth. At a time when others are conforming, they stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free.

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Philippe Lesage

Writer:

Philippe Lesage
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Cast

Credited cast:
Noée Abita Noée Abita ... Charlotte
Paul Ahmarani ... Perrier
Marc Beaupré ... Coach Jacques
Emilie Bierre ... Béatrice
Émile Bilodeau Émile Bilodeau ... Seb
Brett Dier ... Todd
Pier-Luc Funk ... Maxime
Antoine Marchand Gagnon ... Alexis
Étienne Galloy ... David
Ariane L'Heureux Ariane L'Heureux ... Étudiante
Guillaume Laurin ... Surveillant
Tayna V. Lavoie Tayna V. Lavoie ... Sandrine
Jean-Simon Leduc ... Ricardo
Noémi Lira Noémi Lira ... Martha
Mylène Mackay ... Mme Sinclair
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Three teenagers are shaken up by their first loves in the turmoil of their youth. At a time when others are conforming, they stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

23 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,072
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Despised this film
22 July 2019 | by Jesse_UngSee all my reviews

I saw this at the New Zealand International Film Festival and I truly cannot remember the last film I saw that had this much contempt and hatred for its characters. It wallows in misery and subjects its protagonists to so much cruelty before deciding otherwise in a totally pointless and interminable third act. Performances are strong but they are in the service of people who aren't characters - are barely even a collection of ticks. On an aesthetic level, Genesis makes some truly puzzling choices. Crash zooms, long unbroken takes of panning to and fro, repetitive use of the same dull pop songs and a really poor sense of pacing. The performances are the only thing that work.

I am not one to go in gunning for a film, and I was actually quite excited to see this. I hated it from start to finish, I was in misery, and I highly doubt I will see a worse film this year.


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