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Creation

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Liam Dianiel

Synopsis

Part ghost story, part psychological thriller, part heart-wrenching love story Creation is the story of Charles Darwin and the single most explosive idea in history. Darwin’s great, still controversial, book The Origin of Species depicts nature as a battleground. In Creation the battleground is a man’s heart.

Torn between his love for his deeply religious wife and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place, Darwin finds himself caught in a struggle between faith and reason, love and truth.

This is not the grey-bearded old man that most people imagine when they think of Darwin. The Darwin we meet in Creation is a young, vibrant father, husband and friend whose mental and physical health gradually buckles under the weight of guilt and grief for a lost child.
Ultimately it is the ghost of Annie, his adored 10 year-old daughter who leads him out of darkness and helps him reconnect with his wife and family. Only then is he able to create the book that changed the world.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
107 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Jon Amiel
Producer
Peter Watson, Nick O' Hagan, Jamie Laurenson, David Thompson, Christina Yao
Co-Producer
Peter Watson, Nick O' Hagan, Jamie Laurenson, David Thompson, Christina Yao
Editor
Melanie Oliver
Screenwriter
John Collee
Director of Photography
Jess Hall
Production Designer
Laurence Dorman
Sound
John Midgley
Music
Christopher Young
Principal Cast
Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Jones, Jeremy Northam, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martha West

Genre

Production Company

Jeremy Thomas
Recorded Picture Company
24 Hanway Street
London W1P 9DD
UK

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Sales
Company

Tim Haslam
HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London W1T 1UH
UK

T +44 (0)20 7290 0750
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info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com