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* DoesNotLikeShoes: God, Mother Earth, and Son of Earth are barefoot throughout the whole movie.



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* {{Leitmotif}}: The closest thing to music this movie has is a hollow ambient whenever Mother Earth is present.


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* MysticalPregnancy: Mother Earth arouses God's dead body and impregnates herself with his semen. Then she gives birth to an adult man after supposedly a short amount of time.


''Begotten'' is a 1990 SurrealHorror [[LeFilmArtistique experimental]] film written, produced and directed by Creator/EEliasMerhige. The film was shot [[DeliberatelyMonochrome entirely in black-and-white]] with [[SilenceIsGolden no dialogue whatsoever]]. The plot, meanwhile, is an [[NightmareFuel utterly nightmarish]] retelling of the Book of Genesis.

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''Begotten'' is a 1990 SurrealHorror [[LeFilmArtistique experimental]] SurrealHorror film written, produced and directed by Creator/EEliasMerhige. The film was shot [[DeliberatelyMonochrome entirely in black-and-white]] with [[SilenceIsGolden no dialogue whatsoever]]. The plot, meanwhile, is an [[NightmareFuel utterly nightmarish]] retelling of the Book of Genesis.



* HopeSpot: After being killed by the nomads, Mother Earth's Son is resurrected by her. Then the nomads come back, then rape and killed her. [[FromBadToWorse Then other guys appear, take her corpse with them, dismember her, kill the son and dismember him too]].

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* HopeSpot: After being killed by the nomads, Mother Earth's Son is resurrected by her. Then the nomads come back, then rape and killed kill her. [[FromBadToWorse Then other guys appear, take her corpse with them, dismember her, kill the son and dismember him too]].


''Begotten'' is a 1990 SurrealHorror [[LeFilmArtistique experimental]] film written, produced and directed by Creator/EEliasMerhige. The film was shot [[DeliberatelyMonochrome entirely in black-and-white]] with [[SilenceIsGolden no dialogue whatsoever]]. The film is basically a reimagining of the story of the Genesis.

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''Begotten'' is a 1990 SurrealHorror [[LeFilmArtistique experimental]] film written, produced and directed by Creator/EEliasMerhige. The film was shot [[DeliberatelyMonochrome entirely in black-and-white]] with [[SilenceIsGolden no dialogue whatsoever]]. The film plot, meanwhile, is basically a reimagining an [[NightmareFuel utterly nightmarish]] retelling of the story Book of the Genesis.

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* StartsWithASuicide: The film opens with God committing suicide.


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-->''"Language bearers, photographers, diary makers. You with your memory are dead, frozen. Lost in a present that never stops passing. Here lives the incantation of matter. A language forever. Like a flame burning away the darkness, life is flesh on bone convulsing above the ground."''

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-->''"Language ->''"Language bearers, photographers, diary makers. You with your memory are dead, frozen. Lost in a present that never stops passing. Here lives the incantation of matter. A language forever. Like a flame burning away the darkness, life is flesh on bone convulsing above the ground."''


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* HopeSpot: After being killed by the nomads, Mother Earth's Son is resurrected by her. Then the nomads come back, then rape and killed her. [[FromBadToWorse Then other guys appear, take her corpse with them, dismember her, kill the son and dismember him too]].


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* MalevolentMaskedMen: The nomads are masked.


* GodIsDead: According to the credits, the man who disembowels himself in the opening is named "God killing himself".



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* SilenceIsGoldenSilenceIsGolden: There is absolutely no dialog. You can hear some occasional noises.


* SurrealHorror: And how.

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* SurrealHorror: And how.Begins with a disembowelment, ends with a double murder.

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* TheFaceless: God and the nomads.

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* MindScrew

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-->''"Language bearers, photographers, diary makers. You with your memory are dead, frozen. Lost in a present that never stops passing. Here lives the incantation of matter. A language forever. Like a flame burning away the darkness, life is flesh on bone convulsing above the ground."''
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[invoked]] Pretty much the whole point of the movie.

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