The Bible Stories: Genesis

DVD Release: February 9, 2016
The Bible Stories: Genesis


Adam and Eve in Paradise, the trials of Cain and Abel, and the beloved story of Noah and the Ark come to life in this visually breaktaking, faith-based portrait of Creation and the Flood by the acclaimed Italian director Ermanno Olmi. Narrated by Paul Scofield, with a score by Ennio Morricone, “Genesis” is an epic, yet poetic, portrait of the creation of the world, painted with unforgettable imagery, words and music.

Dove Review

“The Bible Stories: Genesis” does a good job in sharing the highlights of the book of Genesis. Narrated by Paul Scofield, the film features beautiful cinematography of landscapes, water, blue skies, pastures, and also a few recreations of the various Bible stories, including the story of Noah’s ark. God tells Noah to build it. So he builds it, endures the flood, and finally sees dry land again. Scofield tells part of the Genesis story in the narration and the film describes part of the story with the lush and gorgeous scenery.

The story of Cain and Abel and the lineage of the early families of the Bible are also featured in this movie. We are happy to award “The Bible Stories: Genesis” our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: A woman is visible in shadows and very briefly in a cage, dancing a sensual dance.
Language: None
Violence: The story of Cain and Abel and Cain killing his brother; a comment about the violence of Noah's day.
Drugs: Noah drinks either water or wine -- the film isn't clear on which one.
Nudity: Woman's bare shoulders; shirtless boys; boys in loin cloths, and one boy's rear cheeks are briefly visible.
Other: Comments about the fall of Adam and Eve and temptation; man's sin.


Company: Shout! Factory
Writer: Ermanno Olmi
Director: Ermanno Olmi
Producer: Franco Bollati
Genre: Religion
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter