Quest For Fire (1982)
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|Set 80,000 years ago, this accomplished "cinematic spectacle" (New York Magazine) follows the lives of four tribes of early man-each with their own customs and stages of development. As they all face perilous terrain, human rivals and savage predators, one peaceful tribe searches for the element that will bring comfort and safety to all of mankind: fire. While celebrating human drama, this stunning film, shot on location in Scotland, Iceland, Canada and Kenya, also offers fascinating insights into prehistoric man's survival.|
Editor's NoteDuring the Ice Age, the fire used by a clan of cavemen is extinguished during a battle. Subsequently, three members leave in search of new embers to renew their flame. This journey proves to be more event-filled than expected, however; for example, they rescue a young cavewoman from cannibalistic savages and she leads them to her tribe, where the trio learns the secrets of fire -- and love.
Cast & Crew
|Rae Dawn Chong|
|J.H. Rosny Sr. - Based On Novel By|
|Claude Agostini - Cinematographer|
|Jean-Jacques Annaud - Director|
|Yves Langlois - Editor|
|Philippe Sarde - Original Music|
|Vera Belmont, et al. - Producer|
|Gerard Brach - Writer|
Plot SummaryA prehistoric odyssey set at the dawn of mankind, when the first proto-humans let their fire go out and are forced to search for more across an untamed world. Well researched and realistic. Academy Award Nominations: Best Make-Up.
|Sarah Monzani, Michele Burke, Winner, Best Makeup|