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Cave Of Forgotten Dreams

HD   G Closed Captioning

Werner Herzog

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About the Movie

Cave of Forgotten Dreams follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. It's an unforgettable cinematic experience that provides a unique glimpse of the pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago - almost twice as old as any previous discovery.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 130
  • Fresh: 125
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 7.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The result is a journey to prehistory that's simultaneously wondrous and tedious, profound and completely nuts -- which is to say, quintessential Herzog. – Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR, Apr 29, 2011

Fresh: Herzog's voiceover is, as always, more entertaining than most film soundtracks. The film has a touch of that gray fuzz which still afflicts 3-D, but the Chauvet cave is a perfect candidate for such technology, because it stashes its secrets in a recess. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, May 9, 2011

Fresh: Art history lessons don't get much better: "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" presents the world's oldest paintings captured by one of film's great visionaries. – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2011

Fresh: What we come to love about Herzog's documentary is Herzog's love itself. – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, May 5, 2011

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Customer Reviews


I was deeply impressed by this documentary and of course the cave and its unbelievable paintings. A must see.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Excellent! What a gift to be able to see these incredible paintings. Thank you Werner Herzog.

Spacy Cave Movie

While the movie is visually stimulating and intellectuallly intriguing, I must say Herzog drifts a lot and edits too little. The postscript was really out there!