The Seed Of Man

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Science Fiction

This pretentious look at the apocalypse by Italian director Ferreri finds Margine and Wiazemsky seeking shelter at the seashore after most of the Earth's population has been wiped out by war. Margine feels that it is his duty to repopulate the world and demands that Wiazemsky bear his child. Seeing no point in bringing children into such a horrid world,...read more

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This pretentious look at the apocalypse by Italian director Ferreri finds Margine and Wiazemsky seeking shelter at the seashore after most of the Earth's population has been wiped out by war. Margine feels that it is his duty to repopulate the world and demands that Wiazemsky bear his

child. Seeing no point in bringing children into such a horrid world, Wiazemsky refuses, even after authorities arrive and decree that it is her obligation to give birth. Soon another woman, Girardot, arrives and agrees to have children with Margine. The pair make love in the same bed where

Wiazemsky pretends to sleep. Later, seeking to secure her position with Margine, Girardot tries to kill Wiazemsky, but is killed by Wiazemsky instead. Wiazemsky then cuts off the dead woman's leg and serves it to the shocked Margine for dinner. The days drag on and Margine resumes his requests for

children. Wiazemsky continues to refuse, but a frustrated and enraged Margine finally drugs and rapes his companion. When Wiazemsky awakes, Margine informs her that she is pregnant, but before she can react they are both blown to bits in an accident. For a film that pretends to condemn humankind's

inhumanity, THE SEED OF MAN is hard to take seriously. Obvious symbolism and strange humor will annoy viewers who possesses even a prefunctory understanding of metaphor and dramatic irony.

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