The Genesis Children 1972

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The Genesis Children 1972
1h 25min | Drama | August 1972 (USA)


A charismatic leader and a high-spirited student group are on holiday in Italy. The surreal adventures of these friends are a free-flowing, four-part “multi-sensual symphony,” bereft of traditional story line. One national critic described the boys’ anarchic revelry as a “dream-like descent from civilization into the chaos reminiscent of Lord of the Flies.”

User review:

This a kind of Roman beach holiday for boys, with philosophical overtones. In a kind of reality play acted without a script, a group of boys discover freedom on an Italian beach and analyse the conventions that they otherwise obey. Religion is ever present by a character who first advertises for actors in a play and then appears in many guises throughout the film. In their freedom the boys (early teens) frolic on the beach and carry out their ‘roles’ in a naturist fashion – i.e. without clothes. But the boys are relaxed with their nudity and not at all embarrassed. It is evident that these boys are not professional actors and this, combined the nudity should not be misread as gay movie. The countryside is beautiful and the beach cliffs, dramatic. It’s an unusual film and the type that would be considered an art-house film. But if you end up confused and disgusted, then you’re watching in the wrong way. This is a film that does have a message, but one that we frequently obscure.

Director: Anthony Aikman
Writers: Anthony Aikman, Billy Byars
Stars: Vincent Child, Greg Hill, Peter Glawson
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: August 1972 (USA)
Filming Locations: Palinuro, Centola, Salerno, Campania, Italy

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The Genesis Children (1972)

85 min|Drama|01 Aug 1972

5.3Rating: 5.3 / 10 from 307 users
A group of teen boys go to Rome in this controversial art film.

17 reviews for The Genesis Children 1972

  1. James R. (verified owner)

    Really decent prices!!

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  3. David (verified owner)

    Not delivered

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  6. Jett Media (verified owner)

    No listing of chapter breaks on the DVD menu, but only a minor concern of mine.

  7. robert b. (verified owner)

    just as i saw it the first time

  8. Dean Barickman (verified owner)

    Quite interesting and enjoyable film.

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Classic boy movie with lots of hot bodies. No sex.

  10. Domingo Rivera (verified owner)

    Good movie

  11. Ronald Gaskin (verified owner)

    Very good

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  17. Gerard de Bruine (verified owner)

    For it’s time a eyeopener. Reasonable imagequality.

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