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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 MrCarmady
82
T5
I want my life to have a Herzog voiceover.
na AICHE
78
T8
na Cantstopdrew
81
T8
na bones_r
70
T6
na bad_juice
45
T7
na rant1229
4
T7
na karamazov.
72
T7
Better than whatever documentary's on television right now, I guess. Ending was excellent.
na wpp
64
T3
na AceySaid10%
78
T4
na bearjazz
80
T6
na danieldebem
87
T9
na goffer
92
T7
na debaser1985
75
T8
na WoozyB
95
T10
na J-Max
72
T4
na finkly
70
T7
na nihilanth
75
T6
na Stradivarius
80
T8
na filmcricket
78
T9
na Carlospro
85
T9
na izukaitz
100
T9
na jakncoke
77
T4
na abesempire
90
T7
na Luk92
65
T4
na Kerc
10
T2
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 jgreenwood
85
T9
na alexandrsaar
79
T7
na EgbertSouse
85
T7
na dusticus
100
T10
na kubrick86
80
T7
na GSteve
90
T8
na t_briggs
88
T8
na upagainst
85
T5
na Josh Forrest
70
T8
na comepelicula
70
T7
na understamp
70
T7
na imdb
77
T9
na DougieD
80
T6
na dead man
87
T9
na TAYLOR-MANIA
90
T7
na dogus37
69
T7
na aethling
65
T6
na luchatein
82
T4
na dormice
85
T8
na smoore_lfc
74
T7
na ahamel7896
8
T8
na ozonepaul
92
T8
na BadSmile
80
T10
na Merc
70
T5
na SirRobbie
80
T8
na hattrik
82
T5
na MontyCircus
20
T2
na Darth Jenius
50
T5
na Randomized
65
T7
na hazelhawks
53
T4
na ROSBB
8
T8
na Telemecus
22
T2
na BadCosmonaut
60
T7
na td888
76
T7
na waterfall
80
T6
na nrm5
80
T10
na toby5
80
T8
na beast
6
T6
na toro913
54
T5
na brandonpcv
66
T6
na spacehamm
90
T10
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 david99
7
T7
na daniel.kojak
79
T7
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 Kagemand
8
T8
na megandsmith
80
T3
na mjm8458
4
T9
na chemtrails
87
T10
Glad I watched this
na psych0naut
60
T2
na ratedargh
70
T5
na MartinTeller
74
T6
Herzog narrates the film with his usual spellbinding tones, waxing poetic about the mysteries of the universe. It does occasionally resemble self-parody but I could listen to that guy talk all day. It's not one of his best docs, though. It could use some more interesting interview subjects or some more esoteric tangents. As interesting as the caves are, they don't seem to be quite enough to sustain 90 minutes on their own. But, some mild repetitiveness aside, it's a rather captivating study.
na Budhisattva
78
T5
na jrisgod
86
T8
na aurora
72
T8
na funkybusnss
60
T4
na kastenm
82
T9
na blucthulhu
60
T4
na mannylage
90
T6
na AVclub
7
T6
na yesistasty
96
T10
Werner Herzog has the most easily-parodied style of documentary film-making. Even so, he manages to create a transcendent ode to the human spirit
na Hushimitzu
80
T5
na luminais
70
T5
na Phelipe
80
T7
na aliceporto
96
T10
na danozu
70
T7
na bernardobrum
87
T8
na theguest
89
T10
na ritamaria
85
T9
na NRM01
45
T2
na joseywales
62
T4
Quite disappointing. I went in expecting another fantastic Herzogian Documentary and instead got a Discovery Channel special. The art and its history were fantastic but the film just wasn't.
na f-adam
70
T7
na greenhil
95
T9
na Cornica
80
T7
na felixm85
80
T7
na samcoarse
85
T9
Quite a stunning hardcut from the second last shot to the shot the final credits roll over. This film makes me consider a few things. Leaving a mark for the future might just be the only admirable beacon someone can light during a life. As well as part of what Herzog covered in the post script, that we are here now, a floating collection of consciousness with no solid state, we have no representation of what is real unless it is hard carved into time like these drawings. How far have we come?
na EchoWilder
85
T5
na Vmfs
7
T6
na zurnzurn
70
T7
na JEMN
90
T9
na xxzcuzxx
35
T3
na Linara
97
T9
na danastevens
100
T10
If you're interested in the history of the human race-if you're a member of the human race-you owe it to yourself to see this movie.
na LouisMazzini
78
T8
na martin846
85
T7
na NRM02
55
T5
na toupe
100
T10
na Mr. Mocata
77
T2
na jimmyjazz
79
T9
na -Vahid-
75
T5
na netsirhc
7
T6
na lippecesar
89
T9
na Sarah2492
70
T6
na Ammit
90
T7
na Duval Spit
78
T4
na IMDb-byvotes
75
T7
na maksler
3
T6
na DerDude
6
T5
na norval_jones
55
T2
na Aron Ericson
69
T7
na Viva Vox
15
T1
na Electronic6
80
T7
na Timmer
75
T8
na pjdevitt
87
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 mehdirik
95
T7
na dzacharyt
13
T2
na firebirdekb
70
T6
na PFish
65
T7
na kellard
85
T7
na gwynplaine
85
T7
na b4con
90
T9
na killcare
59
T2
na fartblaster
65
T5
na flowing
61
T5
na NhanLa
60
T4
na IsaacR
7
T5
na pl_
70
T6
na Winston4th
80
T7
na Meowfresh
99
T10
na Grouchy
87
T8
na Henrik
70
T6
na maul.77
84
T8
na pristina
60
T4
na davidgn
91
T8
na macgyvebot
95
T8
na DavidJohnson
67
T5
Interesting, but about 45 minutes too long. Would have been a better 1 hour TV special or something. Lot's of long shots of art that ultimately looks like it was done by a 12 year old. Maybe I'm the only one, but the art isn't the thing that's interesting, it's the backstory of what could have taken place, and something so historic that's interesting, so I'm sorry if I'm bored by a 10 minute slideshow with no dialogue near the end.
na Unanimous
83
T6
na matty5190
83
T6
na zamanzaman
74
T8
na venice
80
T8
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 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 blahzor
78
T7
na Spitzoid
85
T5
na Cerebrus
60
T5
na Gordon Cole
74
T6
na frigmagnet
60
T4
na etherealtard
73
T5
na NoSex
80
T8
na frankswild
80
T8
na grodrig1
94
T9
na Colten97
90
T5
na adamquelch
75
T6
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 CHOICECOD
74
T4
na RUIMJO
49
T4
na PDMChubby
75
T5
na Cinema_Asia
75
T8
In typical Herzog fashion he tries to uncover the thought process behind the subject of this documentary. In this case it's paleolithic artists who painted incredible images in a cave in France. It's great just to hear the wonderment in describing the mindset and the intent on capturing kinetic movement and "frames" that we take as normal. The focus though seems to be the spiritual conjoining of man and his environment. The sense of self is just a depiction on the wall that is timeless.
na ifudontknow
78
T3
na Tomhet
73
T7
Herzog could film himself reading a shampoo bottle and it would somehow end up being enthralling and profound.
na jodamico
82
T9
There were some missed opportunities, and a weird tension between the History Channel bits and the Herzogy-bits, but there were also moments of almost unutterable beauty. That ten-minute or so montage at the end of all the paintings was breathtaking. The 3D truly was imperative - not just on the texture of the wall as I anticipated but in a myriad of little ways, like the way it brought out the sparkling crystal surface of the cave.
na 3rdman
6
T4
na mgroves1
95
T10
na Madeline
100
T10
na Parallax
83
T7
na grogg
64
T4
na bof
75
T7
na NeoRaven
79
T9
na TraverseTown
40
T4
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 gabaguillar
92
T8
na kedar1981
80
T8
na ekc
95
T10
na doughbaron
77
T8
na luc
70
T7
na Nilsbar
82
T6
na O_o
88
T8
na Rigters
75
T6
na zopz
50
T2
na fahasch
95
T8
na CFoxtrot
80
T8
na C12H17N2O4P
65
T4
na roybenshai
88
T7
na ru5tyb1ke5
9
T8
na Yeah
57
T7
na gam01
60
T4
na ed ved
86
T6
na AYLE
90
T10
na cosmocean
80
T5
na fenixdown
74
T5
na Calabria
81
T6
35,000 years old.
na sebby
60
T4
One of Herzog's poorer documentary efforts.
na givethanks
65
T6
na sa1988
95
T10
na educhristoph
90
T10
na gabehabash
60
T4
na Digger
72
T4
na FancyMike
80
T9
na kangadoodoo
70
T8
na Communicants
85
T9
na AshenLight
84
T5
na p00q
85
T9
na tdawson48
76
T8
na ornizen
75
T7
na cmiles
99
T10
na tomservo5
70
T8
na ChiaGod2313
88
T7
na MCR
86
T10
na Guernica
43
T4
na The Way
0
T6
na Tova
75
T9
na quez2go
66
T4
Much more interesting than I expected, and some beautiful visuals, but longer than it needs to be and lulled me into a rather pleasant sleep for about 20 minutes in the middle.
na prior
76
T4
na babyoneeye
100
T10
na kristiankarl
87
T10
na abstraktruth
70
T6
na Sardelynn
86
T9
na Ag0stoMesmer
4
T10
[2D TV] Surprisingly affecting film, showing the works 'through' the awe and enthusiasm of the investigators -a likeable and slightly eccentric bunch- was a great move. It's a shame some were dubbed but perhaps subtitles would 'break' the 3d. Unusual and stylish soundtrack.
na jacobb1313
79
T7
Whatever. This film completely worked for me. Herzog envelops you in the idea that this art... has been around... for 30,000 years. For comparison, Christianity has been around for 2,000. From that perspective, these scratches of horses on cave walls hold profound cultural and spiritual resonance, something proto and primal, that I think validates all of Herzog's funky wanderings into albino crocodiles. It's something beyond him, definitely, to explain, but also way beyond us.
na Coredor
70
T6
na STFUDonny
6
T5
na Positive Jon
85
T7
na oldgoat
50
T2
Poorly put together. No flow. Focused too much on one detail then jumped past a big theme. This could have been so good and the shots of the drawings were beautiful but that's about it.
na pyrosexual
80
T7
na Rufam
65
T5
Both Herzog's infectious enthusiasm and the inherent fascination of the subject matter result in a lot of awe-inspiring sequences and thought-provoking observations. Still, it's a somewhat overlong and uneven film, one that goes back and forth between genuinely eye-popping footage and commentary and several dull, unnecessary stretches.
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 ericdupont
85
T8
na Janky
78
T8
na elixir
32
T2
na cruelclown
85
T9
na Zeno
75
T6
na ARUCARD
70
T9
na xombiemonkey
70
T7
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