#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – God disembowels himself with a straight razor. The spirit-like Mother Earth emerges, venturing into a bleak, barren landscape. Twitching and cowering, the Son Of Earth is set upon by faceless cannibals.
Plot: Begotten is the creation myth brought to life, the story of no less than the violent death of God and the (re)birth of nature on a barren earth.
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Beyond the Arthouse
Against all my better judgement I sat captivated by this film. My watch, the sky outside, the hunger pangs in my belly becoming distant and thin. Is it a movie? I still don’t know, it’s more like opening up a window onto a world that exists elsewhere and just watching things happen. The stark grainy black and white is so grotesquely beautiful, it feels alien. This isn’t “arthouse” filmmaking as we’ve come to understand the term. This is art. Living and breathing, entirely regardless of my interpretation, of my wants, or my needs in a film. If that sounds like something you want to see, by all means.
A thorough waste of time
I came to this film with expectations of being similar in some ways to David Lynch’s _Eraserhead_. After all, it has gritty photography and is supposed to be very weird and enigmatic, like some avant-garde artistic endeavor. I like the weird/bizarre in cinema (I LOVE lots of Jan Svankmajer’s work); I like stuff that’s enigmatic (_2001_ ending); I like stuff that has seeming incongruities and disturbing imagery (e.g. David Lynch’s work). But this? This just plain sucked, as far as I’m concerned. Nothing of redeeming value as far as I could tell. There really IS nothing to tell. For 70 minutes, you have some guy writhing and twitching around while being dragged about by beings in cloaks. He even writhes and twitches around on what appears to be a big pile of timber. A guy in the beginning (it was supposed to be God, though how you can tell is beyond me) writhes and twitches around while appearing to poke himself and make a mess.
Actually, the main problem isn’t any weirdness or ambiguity, it’s the utter incomprehensibility of what’s even going on. NOTHING discernable is happening in this film. (Things HAPPEN in _Eraserhead_.) I’ll try to make an analogy and liken it to a piece of literature. On the one hand, you have articulate, meaningful phrases pieced together in a way that weirds you out. On the other hand, you have words strung together that fail even to meet any standards of grammatical correctness or comprehensibility (and not even failing to do so in a funny or interesting way). This so-called film falls into the latter category.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 12 min (72 min)
Genre Fantasy, Horror
Director E. Elias Merhige
Writer E. Elias Merhige
Actors Brian Salzberg, Donna Dempsey, Stephen Charles Barry, James Gandia
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory John E. Allen Associates, USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 16
Printed Film Format 16 mm, 35 mm (blow-up)