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The Most Unknown (2018)

The Most Unknown is an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. How did ... See full summary »

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Ian Cheney

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Credited cast:
Jennifer L. Macalady Jennifer L. Macalady
Luke McKay Luke McKay
Rachel L. Smith Rachel L. Smith ... Herself
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The Most Unknown is an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know? By introducing researchers from diverse backgrounds for the first time, then dropping them into new, immersive field work they previously hadn't tackled, the film reveals the true potential of interdisciplinary collaboration, pushing the boundaries of how science storytelling is approached. What emerges is a deeply human trip to the foundations of discovery and a powerful reminder that the unanswered questions are the most crucial ones to pose. Directed by Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ian Cheney (The Search for General Tso, The City Dark) and advised by world-renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man), The Most Unknown is an ambitious look at a side of science...

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Niewyjaśnione tajemnice nauki See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,905, 20 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,119, 14 June 2018
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"The filmmakers would like to thank: all the scientists, sailors, covers, divers, pilots, lab technicians, strontium atoms, monkeys, microbes, robotic hands, hot springs, volcanoes, yeti crabs, protostellar clouds of dust & gas, neurons & dark matter particles who made this film possible." See more »

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Unusual but beautiful documentary style
25 August 2018 | by wermatSee all my reviews

This documentary doesn't want to explain difficult projects. It doesn't want to make a point or speed through thousands of facts. It just portraits nine scientist passioned about their work. I found the raw insight in the different labs very fascinating. Something you often don't see in this form in other films. You can feel that Werner Herzog was a advisor for the film, wich is awsome.


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