Begotten (1990)

Directed by: E. Elias Merhige
Starring: Brian Salzburg (God), Donna Dempsey (Mother Earth), Stephen Charles Barry (Son of Earth)
Country: United States
Runtime: 01:12:05
Genres: Bizarre-Surreal, Gore-Splatter, Sexual-Violence against Men, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Self-Harm, Necrophilia, Torture

Plot – Spoilers:
Begotten is a silent surreal movie that begins with a robed man slashing himself with a razor. He then proceeds to disembowel himself at which point a woman emerges from under his robe. She engages with him sexually, rubs his cum on her bushy cunt and is soon pregnant!

The woman delivers a spastic malformed grown man who crawls about before a strange group of people come upon him and proceed to torment him and later, his mother.

Begotten is a good enough watch without assigning any purpose or meaning. However, if you’d like to assign purpose or a philosophical meaning to it all, the credits help in this regard. The first man was God Killing Himself. The woman was Mother Earth. And the spastic man, the Son of Earth.

2 thoughts on “Begotten (1990)

  • September 21, 2019 at 8:28 am

    This is rather excellent. For me, the point is “juxtaposition,” and not just by the obvious life and death, but if you wanna follow that thread, then god is dead but man lives on as the offspring of a godless world. But what do I know.

  • November 1, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Mother Nature gives birth to god and his son suffers the consequences. Beautiful without being pretentious, surprisingly.

    Thank you for this site – I’d already seen a great deal of the films on here, but now I’ve made it my mission to see every movie you have on file here. Really enjoying it — Thank you for that!


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