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British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809–1882) is famous for the theory of evolution and this is the story behind it. “Creation” is based on the book “Annie’s Box” by Randal Keynes, who is the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin.

Real-life husband and wife Paul Bettany (Da Vinci Code, A Knight’s Tale, A Beautiful Mind) and Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind, Hulk, Requiem for a Dream) star as Charles and Emma Darwin. Charles Darwin is struggling to balance between his revolutionary theories on evolution and his relationship with his religious wife Emma. He does not get the support from Emma as his writings contradict with his beloved wife’s believes. He also finds out that his rival scientist is writing about same kind of theory as he is. Darwin’s faith in his own work becomes shaky. Although crushed by the loss of his eldest daughter, finally Charles Darwin finds the strength to finish off his master work “On The Origin of Species”.

Creation tells a remarkable story about a personal struggle through publishing the controversial book, contradictory marriage and the great loss of a child. It also shows how difficult it is to think differently from the majority. Creation was developed by BBC Films and the UK Film Council.

When Creation was released, it did not receive a warm welcoming from US distributors. A website which reviews films from a Christian perspective, Movieguide.org, described Darwin as the father of eugenics and referred to him as “a racist, a bigot and an 1800s naturalist whose legacy is mass murder”. The website suggested that his “half-baked theory” directly influenced Adolf Hitler and caused “atrocities, crimes against humanity, cloning and genetic engineering”. Creation caused fierce discussions on US Christian websites, with comments referring to evolution as “a silly theory with a serious lack of evidence to support it despite over a century of trying”.

Released in 2009
Directed by Jon Amiel
Written by John Collee and Jon Amiel
Based on the book “Annie’s Box” by Randal Keynes
Starring Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly and Ian Kelly

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Charles Darwin: “There is grandeur in this view of life, that whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

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