Genesis

2018 · Feature film · Digital · 120 minutes

The three stories within Genesis are rooted in the biblical notion of family: a woman in her late thirties rediscovers the faith she lost as a child; a mother goes to extreme lengths to ensure that her child is saved from the fate that she was forced to endure; a Roma boy's family are killed, and the perfect world of his childhood is destroyed. All three stories are based on real events that took place in Hungary: the Roma murders. The three protagonists are one way or another affected by these events, which change their lives fundamentally.

Short Synopsis

GENESIS provides a dramatic depiction of sin, catharsis and rebirth. The story is formed around the fate of a young Roma boy, whose childhood reaches a sudden and drastic end when he loses his family in a tragic and brutal attack. Already buried in her work, a young female lawyer succumbs to pressure from her superior and undertakes the defence of one of the men facing trial for the part he reputedly played in this infamous series of racist murders. It is while researching the case that she comes into contact with the young boy, called as a witness, and this chance meeting changes both their lives forever. A mysterious teenage girl also becomes involved when her boyfriend’s dark secrets come to light.

With strong biblical roots, the story is told via the journeys of very different individuals from completely separate sections of society whose paths never cross but whose fates become intricately entwined as they twist through the shadow cast by this horrendous crime.

The protagonists in GENESIS decide their various fates based on the universal human values of faith in life, solidarity and responsibility, and each is then presented with the chance of a new beginning, a new life.

Original Title
Genezis
Premiere
Berlin IFF Panorama 2018

Production Company
Mirage Film (Hu), FocusFox (Hu)
Supported by
Hungarian National Film Institute
Word Sales
Hungarian National Film Institute

Languages
Hungarian
Main Cast
Anna Marie Cseh, Milán Csordás, Enikő Anna Illési, Lídia Danis, Levente Molnár, Zsolt Kovács, Tamás Ravasz, István Szilvási, Szofi Berki

Director
Árpád Bogdán
Scriptwriter
Árpád Bogdán
Producer
Andrea Taschler, Gábor Ferenczy
Co-Producer
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Line Producer
András Tóth

Cinematographer
Tamás Dobos
Production Designer
Kata Kővári
Costume Designer
Zsófia Ferencz
Editor
Pézter Politzer
Sound Designer
Gábor Császár
Music
Mihály Víg

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