Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: July 8, 2011 (limited)
DVD: November 8, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.50
based on 8 votes and 3 reviews
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Acclaimed director 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.

Studio: KinoSmith
Screenplay: Werner Herzog
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  • 4 stars "If you are a fan of art, of history, and of the early development of our human species, then you'll very much enjoy and appreciate this film. Because I am very interested in the subject, I found the film wonderful and exciting, but I could easily see how someone else would find the film boring & slow. Also the narration, while bringing up many good points to think about, some peopel I am sure would find the narration boring."
  • 4 stars "Amazing doc. Incredible piece of art."
  • 1 star "Had potential... Narrator's voice was unbearable. Put me to sleep in ten minutes."
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