“80,000 years ago, man’s survival in a vast, uncharted land depended on the possession of fire.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
… but we quickly grow to see the three main characters as individuals, and can believe their interactions as authentic. The make-up (which took up to five hours to apply each day), costumes, and body movements are impressively realistic:
… and the location shooting by cinematographer Claude Agostini is often breathtaking. With that said, your interest in the storyline may or may not hold, given that there’s no discernible dialogue, and the plot points all concern either base survival (i.e., the trio sleeps in a tree to avoid saber-toothed tigers):
… or cultural interactions with different tribes:
Interestingly, we see this leading to evolution-in-action, as individuals quickly learn from and mate with one another, thus ensuring future generations will be even better prepared to face life’s challenges.
While this isn’t must-see viewing for all film fanatics, it’s certainly worth a look as a one-of-a-kind movie.
Notable Performances, Qualities, and Moments: