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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
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Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
Himself / Narrator
Jean Clottes Jean Clottes
Julien Monney Julien Monney
Jean-Michel Geneste Jean-Michel Geneste
Michel Philippe Michel Philippe
Gilles Tosello Gilles Tosello
Carole Fritz Carole Fritz
Dominique Baffier Dominique Baffier

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Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
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Judith Thurman Judith Thurman
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A very good movie

5 years, 1 month ago at Jan 15 9:12
Of course, a movie about Chauvet cave (la grotte de Chauvet in French) was really intriguing and after watching ‘Grizzly Man’ and ‘Encounters at the End of the World’, I have become quite fond of Werner Herzog’s documentaries. However, I didn’t expect it to be so awe-inspiring. I mean, at first, I thought ‘Great… I’m getting to spend 90 minutes in some cave, I’m going to get bo... read more


2 years, 6 months ago at Aug 10 13:42
Justifiably reiterative. The oportunity uninteresting interviews.to visit the cave is worth the reiterations, the long and insistente pannings through the walls and some
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Description: "My intellectual, my spiritual awakening was in a way connected to Paleolithic cave paintings," German writer and director Werner Herzog has admitted. The Chauvet Cave in southern France was discovered by scientists in 1994 and estimated to be more than 30,000 years old. Inside they found hundreds of playful paintings from a period when Neanderthals were situated in France along with bison, bears, mammoths, and lions. The Cave had been sealed off by a fallen rock face which preserved a space as large as a football field. Thanks to Herzog's enthusiasm and intrepid spirit, the usually cautious French authorities gave ... (more)
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