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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
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Summary: Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting. (imdb)
Country: Germany
Directed By: Werner Herzog
Written By: Werner Herzog
Starring: Werner Herzog
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na Jake_R
90
T10
na bernardobrum
87
T8
na Hkit
89
T7
na ColonelTigh
89
T4
na Jarmann
69
T4
na optional
80
T8
na Positive Jon
85
T7
na gabehabash
60
T5
na Mubear
79
T5
na Disaster
74
T5
The subject matter and some of his framing made me feel uncomfortable, like squirming under a bright light. At times, however, I felt the pacing to be a bit too meandering and flighty. The end bit was staggering, though.
na ekxon
85
T7
na Kerc
10
T2
na djross
80
T9
Very evocative presentation of the timescale of the human individuation process, and of the very long aesthetico-technical circuit unfurling from the cave paintings of the Paleolithic era to the 3D camera of Werner Herzog. The offhand reflections of the interviewees are often as interesting as their accounts of their scientific work and findings. Saw this in 2D. Also: http://www.screeningthepast.com/2011/08/technics-and-time-3-cinematic-time-and-the-question-of-malaise-bernard-stiegler/
na kedar1981
80
T8
na Viva Vox
15
T1
na toby5
80
T8
na batui
55
T3
na cmiles
99
T10
na Linara
97
T9
na pyrosexual
80
T7
na O_o
88
T8
na Electronic6
80
T7
na patrickped
75
T7
na xombiemonkey
70
T7
na laika
73
T6
na ze_qualquer
50
T6
na aethling
65
T6
na wikke
90
T10
Herzog decided to share this cave with us, and I'm very glad he did. He firmly frames the cave and the drawings within spirituality. And to me, that is where the real strength of this film lies. The music, atmosphere and (rather typically murky) 3D image add to the experience in a positive way. For an evening I found myself again completely immersed in Herzog's way of thinking. Recommended!
na EchoWilder
85
T5
na FreddieQuell
73
T6
na hellboy76
69
T8
na auhasarderik
55
T6
Narrative is shapeless and overlong, but its subject matter, presentations and the expected insights and ruminations of Herzog make an interesting journey, which includes a final silent montage of astounding power and beauty.
na darthfrede
50
T2
na cdub12
62
T4
na kpmlrtx
55
T7
na lotr-sam0711
40
T2
na cranky
75
T8
na killersmalls
85
T8
na Zen Lunatic
96
T10
na roybenshai
88
T7
na Aron Ericson
69
T7
na spacehamm
90
T10
na hazelhawks
61
T6
na zopz
50
T2
na spacerace
70
T2
na Gesine
74
T5
na frigmagnet
60
T4
na ozonepaul
92
T8
na ArmondWhite
5
T7
Leave it to Werner Herzog to find a use for 3D technology that isn't part of some gimmick to hoodwink kids of all ages.
na RUIMJO
49
T4
na ekc
95
T10
na caiman
86
T9
A beautiful movie, visually and thematically. I dislike 3D, but this was an exception. The depth and curvature of the amazing walls came to life with the effect. Hopefully this film will serve as precedent of the potential artistic merits of 3D.
na 3rdman
6
T4
na orkunersin
75
T8
na david99
7
T7
na coutinho
79
T8
na Colten97
90
T5
na ajcabrer1
75
T2
na nrm5
80
T10
na !nsomn!a
80
T7
na bones_r
70
T6
na avgcrtckr
66
T8
na lippecesar
89
T9
na chemtrails
87
T10
Glad I watched this
na DougieD
80
T6
na Communicants
85
T9
na KTP
46
T5
na drstrangeluv
80
T8
Even without the 3D, this is still a thoroughly engrossing documentary. Watch as Werner explores what we can learn about our existence by studying 32,000 year old cave paintings. And of course, it wouldn't be a Herzog documentary without musings on things such as the art criticism of albino crocodiles.
na brandonpcv
66
T6
na ErikaC
100
T10
na ornizen
75
T7
na kristiankarl
87
T10
na Stradivarius
80
T8
na mbaran
60
T8
na mgroves1
95
T10
na SickForay
80
T8
na Barkinson
50
T4
na gazpacho
55
T4
na NhanLa
60
T4
na MrCarmady
82
T5
I want my life to have a Herzog voiceover.
na saule4u
79
T7
na zamanzaman
74
T8
na dflanny
70
T3
na sdoles
8
T7
na ed ved
86
T6
na Bocuma
90
T8
na ARUCARD
70
T9
na Plotinus
50
T2
na thatgreatwar
78
T8
na julianaesk
85
T8
na TJinAustin
75
T6
na mehdirik
95
T7
na JasonKDarby
80
T8
na brendoman
89
T6
Caves are awesome and so is Werner Herzog so I really dug it.
na comepelicula
70
T7
na Scottathon
76
T7
na joaobaldoni
75
T6
na schedrevka
80
T4
na luc
70
T7
na guppy
70
T7
na The Way
0
T6
na ahamel7896
8
T8
na bennyg
70
T3
na tdawson48
76
T8
na Maps
75
T6
na mjm8458
4
T9
na GothamCity
40
T4
na alexandrsaar
79
T7
na malinowski
30
T5
na Carlospro
85
T9
na toupe
100
T10
na Golfingdanls
7
T7
na educhristoph
90
T10
na bof
75
T7
na STFUDonny
6
T6
na mkellins
65
T7
Herzog does a wonderful job portraying the cave and the paintings. The interviews are also captivating. The film probably needs to be viewed on a big screen, rather than a lap top, to really appreciate the drawings.
na Parallax
83
T7
na nihilanth
75
T6
na Vmfs
7
T6
na Phelipe
80
T7
na bakcheia
85
T8
Very slow, but rewarding.
na stefyforno
94
T10
na benrag
65
T6
na LouisMazzini
78
T8
na matty5190
83
T6
na awprokop
65
T7
na stokehusk
6
T6
na andymalafaya
55
T5
na hattrik
82
T5
na Szeretlek
90
T6
na payens
83
T7
Enhanced experience if seen on 3D at the British Museum.
na mawy
99
T6
na Rufflesack
50
T5
oldgoat pretty much says it. The paintings are spectacular, interesting, awe-inspiring - the use of 3D an inspired act in itself. But basically, this is a documentary about one particularly large canvas of painting, where most of what fills the canvas is fairly similar, and it lasts 90 minutes which is easily twice as long as it should be. A lot of interesting stuff but it's really not a singularly solid documentary like Grizzly Man was. Must be seen though, and in 3D.
na gwynplaine
85
T7
na jakncoke
77
T4
na aliceporto
96
T10
na krf7
50
T4
Sort of a hybrid Herzog film/Discovery Channel film that doesn't do well in either category. From an information perspective, not enough is explained about the cave and its place in history, and from the Herzog perspective, his deep-thinking questions are a bit bizarre and daft even for him. Have to give it a little credit, though, because this might be the only real-time look we ever get at this cave.
na J-Max
72
T4
na ktothea
90
T10
na Unanimous
83
T6
na LittleJoeII
44
T1
na OMGFridge
70
T7
Interesting subject matter yet I never felt fully engulfed or transported by Herzog. More like a very solid tv special.
na Winston4th
80
T7
na TrixRabbi
70
T4
Very slow, very dry. The cave is amazing, but it feels like Herzog is treading water far too often. It honestly would have worked much better as a short.
na cRckls
60
T4
na Mr. Mocata
77
T2
na GrandGrommet
8
T8
na HVM
60
T4
na megandsmith
80
T3
na ChiaGod2313
88
T7
na theficionado
75
T8
na kubrick86
80
T7
na moonsmilk
85
T6
na bal3x
70
T7
na pristina
60
T4
na timmytom
80
T8
na GSteve
90
T8
na mellini
91
T8
na Josh Forrest
70
T7
na Kisbye
70
T6
na wpp
64
T3
na dusticus
100
T10
na E-dubs
90
T9
na Suldrup
80
T9
na Grouchy
87
T8
na fenixdown
74
T5
na barbarrett
95
T10
na richard_1979
70
T3
na venice
80
T8
na peakovsky
70
T4
na Lobo_Lopez
79
T8
na goffer
92
T7
na kellard
85
T7
na bearjazz
80
T6
na zydernine
90
T10
na td888
76
T7
na Kagemand
8
T8
na KasperL
40
T3
Beautiful shots and some effective 3D wasn't enough. The interviewees clearly found the cave drawings much more interesting than me.
na ritamaria
85
T9
na fabioleal
71
T6
na Nilsbar
82
T6
na DetoxP
1
T6
na givethanks
65
T6
na Cornica
80
T7
na Simon M.
77
T6
na EgbertSouse
85
T7
na immolations
76
T9
na NeoRaven
79
T9
na Who8muhrice
82
T6
na DTI
71
T2
na Prof. Sebby
70
T6
na ratedargh
70
T5
na pzingg
88
T6
na Cantstopdrew
81
T8
na filmcricket
78
T9
na jcphoenix
60
T4
na mannylage
90
T6
na atcsams
80
T5
na mandy
6
T6
Memorable and insightful - wonderfully narrated and directed by Herzog.
na IMDBpredict
74
T8
na Gordon Cole
74
T6
na Yeah
57
T7
na Chazz Chetly
75
T8
na kylie
71
T8
na PFish
65
T7
na honeycuttwc
70
T8
na Budhisattva
78
T5
na skopofil
79
T6
na Gui
80
T8
na ailm
55
T5
na d_drudges
70
T8
Herzog turns something that should have been boring as hell into something fascinating. As usual, Herzog strikes the perfect balance between letting his footage speak for itself and leading the audience on. I'd take these cave paintings over "modern" art every day.
na Calabria
81
T6
35,000 years old.
na p00q
85
T9
na imdb
77
T9
na Darth Jenius
50
T5
na majelus
70
T2
na PeterdeJ
60
T3
na izukaitz
100
T9
na PDMChubby
75
T5
na Moribunny
70
T8
Saw this in 2d unfortunately, but it's pretty great anyway. I'm no longer sure why I ever doubted that Herzog would be capable of getting an engaging hour and a half out of a single cave. He does foray into scientists' speculations about paleolithic Europe in general, and generally pursues everything these cave paintings might make you wonder.
na LordBeefJerk
70
T7
na bobyang
70
T6
na NRM02
55
T5
na strangelime
85
T7
na upagainst
85
T5
na pilgermann
60
T4
I'm glad I got to see this, but it was sorta disappointing. The people that are featured are nice intelligent folks, but they aren't the interesting sorts that the director finds, not even the perfume expert. Herzog's narration also isn't as clever or inspired. There's a long stretch towards the end of nothing but paintings and music, and it's beautiful. The 3D effect is impressive with almost tangible contours of stone and ghostly lighting. Would've worked better if it were shorter.
na kyle.loomis
5
T6
na doughbaron
77
T8
na frankslater
85
T6
na JEMN
90
T9
na CFoxtrot
80
T8
na donquixotic
80
T10
na aurora
72
T8
na macgyvebot
95
T8
na Jos
80
T7
na !Marx
85
T9
na camara
78
T6
na abstraktruth
70
T6
na marcelvidal
85
T9
na Warren
81
T6
na Dicke_Taube
50
T2
na siegfriedwa
80
T8
na prior
76
T4
na TarantinOle
75
T7
na IMDb-byvotes
75
T7
na AceySaid10%
78
T4
na gloam
70
T5
na FunkyAstro
60
T6
Herzog manages to take relatively banal subject matter and through his mad genius and the wonderful way he asks insightful questions, he always seems to capture his audiences and really makes them think about the topic in a different way. He forgot to do that this time.
na BadSmile
80
T10
na Luk92
65
T4
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