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''Begotten'' is a 1990 [[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. It starts with God disemboweling himself, after which Mother Earth rises from his remains and impregnates herself with his semen. Later, she births the Son of Earth and leaves him to his own devices. But a group of masked nomads attack them gruesomely, and the rest of the film shows the resulting struggle.

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''Begotten'' is a 1990 [[LeFilmArtistique experimental]] SurrealHorror film written, produced and directed by Creator/EEliasMerhige.E Elias Merhige. 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. It starts with God disemboweling himself, after which Mother Earth rises from his remains and impregnates herself with his semen. Later, she births the Son of Earth and leaves him to his own devices. But a group of masked nomads attack them gruesomely, and the rest of the film shows the resulting struggle.


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%%* LeFilmArtistique* LeFilmArtistique: An American [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] movie with almost no contrast at all (the colours shown are dirty white or dirty black, nothing between), [[SilenceIsGolden no dialogue]], no music, and a story showing [[WorldOfSymbolism an allegory of the Creation of Life]] through a succession of enigmatic and [[{{Gorn}} very gory]] scenes.


* GhostlyGape: God has pitch-black eyes and a wide-open pitch-black mouth.



* SurrealHorror: Begins with God committing suicide by disembowelment and Mother Earth impregnating herself with his corpse’s semen, ends with a double murder of another Earth and the Son of Earth by the masked nomads, [[SilenceIsGolden no dialogue whatsoever]], and the entire thing is a bizarre retelling of the Book of Genesis.

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* SurrealHorror: Begins with God (represented as a being with a GhostlyGape) committing suicide by disembowelment and Mother Earth impregnating herself with his corpse’s semen, ends with a double murder of another Earth and the Son of Earth by the masked nomads, [[SilenceIsGolden no dialogue whatsoever]], and the entire thing is a bizarre retelling of the Book of Genesis.



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[[caption-width-right:280:{{God}}, in the first scene of the film, in the process of disemboweling himself. It only gets worse from there.]]



* TheBadGuyWins: The nomads successfully rape and kill Mother Earth, then kill her son soon after.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath:
** God commits suicide by disembowelment, cutting through his chest with a knife and spilling his blood and organs on the ground.
** Mother Earth is gang-raped by the Nomads, who then mutilate her.
** Son of Earth is killed twice- first, the nomads seize him by his umbilical cord and make him vomit organs, which they accept as gifts, then throw him into a fire pit when he runs out, and then after he is resurrected, the robed figures disembowel him as well.



* DownerEnding: GodIsDead, and Mother Earth and Son of Earth are murdered by the nomads.
* DrivenToSuicide: God starts the movie by disemboweling himself. It is never said just what drove him to it.



* ForcedToWatch: The Son of Earth watched helplessly as his mother is raped and brutally killed by the Nomads.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Due to the [[SilenceIsGolden lack of dialogue]], the Nomads do not seem to have a motivation for raping Mother Earth and gruesomely killing her as well as the Son of Earth, nor do they have any real personality. It seems to be an allegory for humanity “raping” the Earth through environmental destruction.



* GreenAesop: The Nomads gruesomely raping and murder Mother Earth and kill her son seems to be an allegory for human destruction of the environment.



* KarmaHoudini: The nomads rape and kill Mother Earth, then kill Son of Earth, and leave the film afterwards, never to be seen again.



* MalevolentMaskedMen: The nomads are masked.

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* MalevolentMaskedMen: The murderous rapist nomads are masked.


''Begotten'' is a 1990 [[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.

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''Begotten'' is a 1990 [[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.
Genesis. It starts with God disemboweling himself, after which Mother Earth rises from his remains and impregnates herself with his semen. Later, she births the Son of Earth and leaves him to his own devices. But a group of masked nomads attack them gruesomely, and the rest of the film shows the resulting struggle.



* BigBad: The [[MalevolentMaskedMen masked nomads]] spend the film hunting down and killing Mother Earth and the Son of Earth.



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

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* SurrealHorror: Begins with a disembowelment, God committing suicide by disembowelment and Mother Earth impregnating herself with his corpse’s semen, ends with a double murder.murder of another Earth and the Son of Earth by the masked nomads, [[SilenceIsGolden no dialogue whatsoever]], and the entire thing is a bizarre retelling of the Book of Genesis.


* RuleOfSymbolism: This is the entire premise of the film. All the events happening in the film are meant to represent the events of the Genesis in the Bible, especially with Mother Earth impregnating herself with God's semen. (The latter is supposed to represent God impregnating the Virgin Mary with Jesus.)

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* RuleOfSymbolism: RuleOfSymbolism:
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This is the entire premise of the film. All the events happening in the film are meant to represent the events of the Genesis in the Bible, especially with Mother Earth impregnating herself with God's semen. (The latter is supposed to represent God impregnating the Virgin Mary with Jesus.)


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



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%%* {{Gorn}}* {{Gorn}}: The movie doesn't shy away from showing closeups of God's stomach wound while it gushes out blood and when Mother Earth is raped by the nomads.


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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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