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Cave of Forgotten Dreams ()


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Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

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Jean Clottes ...
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Julien Monney ...
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Jean-Michel Geneste ...
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Michel Philippe ...
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Gilles Tosello ...
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Carole Fritz ...
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Dominique Baffier ...
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Valerie Feruglio ...
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Nicholas Conard ...
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Maria Malina ...
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Wulf Hein ...
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Maurice Maurin ...
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Valerie Milenka Repnau ...
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Directed by

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Werner Herzog

Written by

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Werner Herzog ... (written by)
 
Judith Thurman ... (article) (uncredited)

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Mark Allan ... consulting producer
Andrea Anderson ... associate producer
Amy Briamonte ... co-producer
Adrienne Ciuffo ... producer
Phil Fairclough ... co-producer
Dave Harding ... executive producer: Creative Differences
Julian P. Hobbs ... executive producer: History Films
David McKillop ... executive producer: History Films
Erik Nelson ... producer
Molly Thompson ... executive producer: History Films
Judith Thurman ... co-producer
Alain Zenou ... associate producer
Nicolas Zunino ... associate producer

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Ernst Reijseger

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Peter Zeitlinger ... director of photography

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Joe Bini
Maya Hawke

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Alex Bushe ... assistant editor
Colin Hatton ... post-production coordinator

Production Management

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Randall M. Boyd ... supervising producer: post-production (as Randall Boyd)
Matteo Rivoli ... unit manager

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Michael Klinger ... sound mixer: Post-production (as Mike Klinger)
Eric Spitzer ... sound

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Kaur Kallas ... 3d compositor
Van Ling ... motion graphics
Cabinet Perazio ... 3d animator
José Péral ... 3d animator
James E.D. Stewart ... 3D mastering: Geneva Film Co.
Serge Valcke ... 3d animator
Eduard Vaseloo ... 3d compositor (as Eduard Vaselo)
Brad Wensley ... artist: Quantel Pablo
Kennedy Zielke ... 3d mastering: Geneva Film Co.

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Dave Blackman ... stereoscopic 3d consultant: Espirit Film
Kaspar Kallas ... supervisor: 3D-system-design
Erik Söllner ... assistant camera (as Erik Soellner)
Marc Valesella ... still photographer
Chris Watts ... stereographer
Jonathan Watts ... 3d rigs: British Technical Films

Music Department

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Sean Bergin ... musician: flute
Harmen Fraanje ... musician: organ, piano
Nederlands Kamerkoor ... musicians
Ernst Reijseger ... musician: violoncello
Stefan Winter ... music producer
Peter Fuchs ... score mixer (uncredited)

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Josh Braun ... advisor: domestic distribution
Jérémy Coste ... production assistant
Amy Grey ... publicist: Dish Communications
Bill Hayes ... accountant
Tabitha Jackson ... commissioning editor: Channel 4
Hong La ... accountant
Ashley Marriner ... publicist: Dish Communications (as Asley Mariner)
Hamish Mykura ... commissioning editor: Channel 4
David Perrin ... production assistant
Cynthia Shapiro ... business affairs
Huma Khan ... legal post production (uncredited)
Marc H. Simon ... distribution legal (uncredited)

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Dominique Baffier ... special thanks
Éliette Brunel ... dedicatee
Jean-Marie Chauvet ... dedicatee
Jean Clottes ... special thanks
Nicholas Conard ... special thanks
Valérie Fergulio ... special thanks
Carole Fritz ... special thanks
Jean-Michel Geneste ... special thanks
Christian Hillaire ... dedicatee
Maria Malina ... special thanks
Julien Monney ... special thanks
Michel Philippe ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

In 1994, a group of scientists discovered a cave in Southern France perfectly preserved for over 20,000 years and containing the earliest known human paintings. Knowing the cultural significance that the Chauvet Cave holds, the French government immediately cut-off all access to it, save a few archaeologists and paleontologists. But documentary filmmaker, Werner Herzog, has been given limited access, and now we get to go inside examining beautiful artwork created by our ancient ancestors around 32,000 years ago. He asks questions to various historians and scientists about what these humans would have been like and trying to build a bridge from the past to the present. Written by napierslogs

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Also Known As
  • La grotte des rêves perdus (Canada, French title)
  • La grotte des rêves perdus (France)
  • Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume (Germany)
  • La cueva de los sueños olvidados (Spain)
  • A Caverna dos Sonhos Esquecidos (Brazil)
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  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The tap dance by Fred Astaire with his shadow is from the movie "Swing Time". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.15 (2011). See more »
Quotes Werner Herzog: In a forbidden recess of the cave, there's a footprint of an eight-year-old boy next to the footprint of a wolf. Did a hungry wolf stalk the boy? Or did they walk together as friends? Or were their tracks made thousands of years apart? We'll never know.
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