Mission (movie)

Mission or Mission to Quebec ( The Mission ) is a drama historic British directed by Roland Joffe , released in 1986 . He receives the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 1986 . The film depicts the drama of consciousness experienced by the Jesuits in the eighteenth century when they are forced to abandon their mission to the Guarani people in South America.

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The Princess of Montpensier (movie)

The Princess of Montpensier is a Franco – German film directed by Bertrand Tavernier , inspired by the new eponymous of Madame de La Fayette .

This historical film , taking place under the Renaissance , was released in France, the. He was presented in competition at the official selection of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival , without obtaining a prize. He was then selected in several categories at the 36 th César Ceremony in 2011 and was awarded the Caesar of Best Costumes .

This fourth and last collaboration between Bertrand Tavernier and his friend Jean Cosmos , at the scenario level, almost failed to come true, due to a lack of funding, a situation due to the economic context of the time . This production owes its existence to the intervention of the Ministry of Culture , following the personal will of the Minister, Frédéric Mitterrand 1 .

This film has benefited from the provision of production and the crew of several historical sites, classified for their indoor and outdoor settings, especially in the region Center-Val de Loire with its many castles of the Renaissance . A large number of scenes from the film were also shot in Messilhac Castle , located in Raulhac , Cantal , in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region .

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Two sisters for a king

Two Sisters for a King ( The Other Boleyn Girl ) is a British – American film directed by Justin Chadwick , released in 2008 .

This chronicle traces the story of Mary and Anne Boleyn , two sisters of the court of King Henry VIII of England who maintain a fratricidal rivalry in order to dispute the favors of the king.

Chadwick’s film is an adaptation of the bestseller of the same name written by the British novelist Philippa Gregory .

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Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I is a British mini-series in two episodes directed by Tom Hooper , and broadcast on Channel 4 onin the United Kingdom, then on HBO in the United States, with Helen Mirren in the title role , and Jeremy Irons in that of her lover Count Robert Dudley .

The series is a critical success and receives several awards, including the Emmys and Golden Globes for Best Miniseries, Best Actress (Mirren) and Best Supporting Actor (Irons).

Later in the year, Helen Mirren plays in the film The Queen by Stephen Frears , biopic of Queen Elizabeth II , a role for which she won among others the Academy Award for Best Actress .

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Elizabeth (movie)

Elizabeth is a British film director Indian Shekhar Kapur , released in 1998 , on the life of the Queen of England Elizabeth re .

It evokes the ascent to the throne of England of Queen Elizabeth I re (1533-1603) played by Cate Blanchett . Several famous actors are part of the cast, like Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, John Gielgud, Fanny Ardant and Richard Attenborough. A sequel was made in 2007 , also by Shekhar Kapur : Elizabeth: The Golden Age , whose action is 30 years later.

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Henry VIII and His Six Wives

Henry VIII and His Six Wives is a British film directed by Waris Hussein , released in 1972 . This is the film adaptation of the television series to the successful BBC The Six Wives of Henry VIII ( The Six Wives of Henry VIII ). Like the series, the film evokes the life of King Henry VIII of Englandand his six wives. Keith Michell takes on the big screen the role of the king. He and Bernard Hepton are the only two actors in the cast of the series and the film, while the actresses embodying the wife of Henry VIII are different.

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A man for eternity

A Man for All Seasons ( A Man for All Seasons ) is a British film directed by Fred Zinnemann , released in 1966 .


In 1529 , Thomas More , a British lawyer, succeeds Cardinal Wolsey as chancellor of Henry VIII . Friends who are the king and his minister, they will become enemies because of the refusal of Thomas to consent to the remarriage of the king. Thomas will go to martyrdom with prudence and without fanaticism .

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The Eagle of the Seas (film, 1940)

The Sea Hawk ( The Sea Hawk ) is an adventure film maritime US directed by Michael Curtiz , released in 1940 . He was nominated for four Oscars .

Very free interpretation of Rafael Sabatini’s novel The Sea Hawk , he is less faithful to it than the silent film of the same name released in 1924 . The film is partly based on Spain’s attempt to invade England with the Invincible Armada in 1588 .

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The Invincible Armada

The Armada ( Fire Over England ) is a British film of William K. Howard released in 1937 . Adapted from a novel by AEW Mason , this work brings together for the first time on the screen the couple Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh , who remained famous in the history of British cinema. Actor James Mason , who nevertheless plays a significant role in the plot of the film, is not credited to the credits.

The title refers to the Invincible Armada , in 1588 .

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John Ford

John Martin Feeney was , said John Ford , is a director American , also producer , bornat Cape Elizabeth near Portland , Maine, and died onin Palm Desert ( California ).

He has been a four-time Oscar winner for best director b , 2 .

John Ford is one of the most important American directors of the classic Hollywood period (from the late 1920s to the late 1960s ). Of all the great American filmmakers he is the one whose influence is the most considerable. His career embraces that of the studios since he arrives in Hollywood at the moment when the big majorsset up and make his latest film as these majors begin to be led by financiers. Ford was admired and respected by the big bosses of Hollywood, of which he was often the friend: he turned quickly and respected the budgets. Despite this, he considered himself an employee overpaid by the studios to make films devoid of style so as not to disrupt the business of his employer 3 .

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The Queen Margot (movie, 1994)

Queen Margot is a French film directed by Patrice Chéreau and released in theaters in 1994 .

Adapted from the famous novel The Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas Sr., the film tells the life of Marguerite de Valois , known as “Margot”, played by Isabelle Adjani , her wedding with Henri de Navarre , future Henri IV , interpreted by Daniel Auteuil , passing by the massacre of St. Bartholomew . Jean-Hugues Anglade , Vincent Perez , Virna Lisi , Dominique Blanc , Pascal Greggory and Jean-Claude Brialy complete the cast .

Far-reaching European co-production with a budget of 140 million francs , the film is shot between France and Portugal over more than six months in 1993 . Despite a mixed criticism that criticizes his emphasis and his theatricality, he managed to gather more than two million viewers in French cinemas during the year 1994 , thus constituting the most important public success of its director.

At the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 , the film wins the Jury Prize and actress Virna Lisi is awarded the prize for female interpretation for her role as Catherine de Médicis . Named twelve times during the 20 th ceremony cinema Caesar , Queen Margot receives five Césars , including that of best actress for Isabelle Adjani . This period film is nominated for the Best Costume Oscar in 1995 .

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The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre is a French film directed by Daniel Vigne , released on. It is a fictionalized version of the Martin Guerre case that tells of the return of a countryman, after an absence of several years, in his native village. Although recounting many details of his previous life, Martin is accused by some villagers of impersonation and sowing doubt in the small community.

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The Assassination of the Duke of Guise (film, 1908)

The Assassination of the Duke of Guise is a French silent film released in 1908 , directed by André Calmettes after a story by Henri Lavedan . The title as it appears in the very short generic (only one box ) of the original film is The Death of the Duke of Guise, although a poster of the film indicates instead The Assassination of the Duke of Guise 1. Camille Saint Saëns is the author of the film’s music.

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Andrei Rublev (movie)

Andrei Rublev (in Russian :  Андрей Рублёв ) second feature film by Andrei Tarkovsky , is a historical film and drama Soviet in black and white and color shot in 1966 and released in 1969 , on a scenario of Tarkovsky and Andrei Konchalovsky with Anatoli Solonitsyne and Ivan Lapikov in the lead roles.

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The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc is a French film directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer in 1927 and screened for the first time in Copenhagen on. This is a silent film but was initially conceived as a talking film, which Dreyer had to give up for reasons related to the technical equipment of the studio. Hence the disconcerting aspect of this film, which already adopts the codes of speaking while remaining a silent film.

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Romola is a novel of the literary woman British George Eliot published in 1862 – 1863 , and whose action is happening in xv th century. It is a study of artistic, religious, intellectual and social life from the city of Florence to the Renaissance . It was published in fourteen deliveries in the Cornhill Magazine in July 1862 of (volume 6, n o 31) and August 1863 (Volume 8, n o 44). Several historical figures from the History of Florence appear in the novel.

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Notre Dame de Paris (movie, 1923)

Notre Dame de Paris and The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( The Hunchback of Notre Dame ) is a film American directed by Wallace Worsley and released in 1923 . The lead role is held by Lon Chaney , and the rest of the cast includes Patsy Ruth Miller , Norman Kerry , Nigel De Brulier , and Brandon Hurst . The script is based on the eponymous novel by Victor Hugo , published in 1831 .

The film was very successful, and helped make Lon Chaney a star in Hollywood . His performance and Quasimodo make-up were particularly welcomed.

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Arn, Knight of the Temple

Arn, knight of the Temple , (original title in Swedish: Arn, Tempelriddaren ) is a film directed by Peter Flinth in 2007 , taking again the medieval trilogy of Jan Guillou , a Swedish fiction written around the character of Arn Magnusson, spending time the crusades . The film was released in December 2007 and the sequel, Arn, the kingdom at the end of the road (Swedish original title: Arn, Riket vid vägens slut ), was released in August 2008.

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Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven , or the Kingdom of Heaven inQuebec, is amovie German-American-Britishdirected byRidley Scott, released in2005.

It takes place at the end of the xii th century, shortly before the Third Crusade , and narrates the rise of a blacksmith bastard of a nobleman who left for the Holy Land and eventually defend Jerusalem against Saladin , fictionalized story Balian d’Ibelin . The shooting of the film took place in Spain and Morocco . When it came out, it was a commercial failure in the United States but was well received in the rest of the world, especially in Europe .

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The Destiny ( المصير , Al-Massir ) is an Egyptian film, 33 th feature film by Youssef Chahine , released in 1997 .

Dealing with tolerance and fundamentalism in a story set in the xii th century, it is primarily a film of astonishing news. In 1997, the film won the 50th Anniversary Prize of the Cannes Film Festival .

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Braveheart (also known as “ Coeur Vaillant au Québec 1″ ) is a British – American film produced, directed and performed by Mel Gibson , released in 1995 . It tells so romanticized the life of William Wallace , hero and symbol of Scottish independence , which at the end of xiii th century, fought at the head of the Scottish clans united, the troops of King Edward I st of England who was trying to invade Scotland . The film won five Oscarsthe 68 th ceremony , including those of Best Film and Best Director .

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The name of the rose (film)

The Name of the Rose is a Franco – Italian – German historical drama directed by Jean – Jacques Annaud , released in 1986 . Written by Andrew Birkin , Gerard Brach , Howard Franklin and Alain Godard, the film is the film adaptation of the eponymous novel by Umberto Eco . He starred Sean Connery as Guillaume de Baskerville , Christian Slater inAdso de Melk , F. Murray Abraham in Inquisitor Bernardo Gui , Michael Lonsdale , Valentina Vargas and William Hickey .

Distributed by AAA, this film was released in the United States on then on the French screens the . He has won numerous awards, including the César for Best Foreign Film at the 12 th César Ceremony in 1987 .

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Richard the Lionheart (movie)

Richard the Lionheart ( King Richard and the Crusaders ) is an American film of David Butler released in 1954 after Walter Scott’s eponymous novel.

This film is a remake of Chester Withey’s film Richard the Lion-Hearted , released in 1923 and in France the following year under the title The Spirit of Chivalry . This is an adaptation of the historical novel of Walter Scott’s The Talisman ( The Talisman ), the second volume of the series ” Stories of the Crusades ” ( Tales of the Crusaders ), published the same day as the first volume, The betrothed ( the betrothed ), the, whose action takes place at the end of the twelfth century , during the Third Crusade (1189-1192), and staged the confrontation between the King of England Richard Lionheart and Sultan Saladin .

Scott’s first idea is to show a cruel and violent Richard the Lionheart – defects that Westerners readily lend to Eastern Sultans – in the face of a cautious and prudent Saladin – qualities that Westerners more readily attribute to their own sovereigns. Despite the contrast in the characters, the two men assault knightly virtues such as bravery and generosity 1 .

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The Message (movie)

The Message ( Arabic title : الرسالة [arrissala] 1 , the English title : The Message ) is a Moustapha Akkad film made in 1976 and released the following year.

Describing the life of the prophet of Islam Mohammed , this film has the particularity of being shot simultaneously in English and Arabic, with different main actors depending on the version. In accordance with the aniconism of the Islamic tradition , the prophet is never represented . Its presence is “evoked” , or “suggested” to the viewer, by the process of the subjective camera 2 , 3 . The same treatment is applied to Ali ibn Abi Talib who “appears” in the film.

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The passion of Christ

The Passion of Christ ( The Passion of the Christ ) is an American film written, produced and directed by Mel Gibson , released in 2004 . This film about the last hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth , shot entirely in the languages supposedly spoken in Judea in i st century ( Aramaic , Hebrew and Latin ), enjoyed a worldwide success. However,historians emphasize the fact that at the time, the language of communication with the Romans was not Latin , but theGreek . He was the object of a sharp criticism 1 , both on the question of antisemitism , on respect for historical realities, and the violence of the spectacle.

In 2016 , Braveheart scriptwriter Randall Wallace announces that Mel Gibson is directing a sequel to the resurrection of Christ 2 .

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Barabbas , also called Jesus Bar Abbas (“Jesus Son of the Father”) is a character in the Gospels only appearing during the trial of Jesus . He is presented as a famous prisoner who provoked a murder in “sedition” , without specifying which one. Pontius Pilate , who believes that Jesus is innocent and who would have been obliged to release a prisoner at every festival, proposes to “the crowd” to release Jesus or Barabbas. “The crowd” calls for his release rather than “Jesus King of the Jews” (Jesus of Nazareth).

The consensus historian generally agrees on the historicity of a prisoner named Barabbas distinct from Jesus but a tendency to accentuate the parallel between the two characters was able to develop over the successive redactions of the Gospels. For some authors, this episode, written in the 60s and 70s , is to be considered as a literary process used to minimize the responsibility of the Romans in the crucifixion of Jesus, so that the Gospel according to Mark can not be suspected of containing the slightest criticism of the Roman authorities and the slightest support for the participants in the Great Jewish Revolt of 66-74.

Some researchers, finally, draw a parallel between two Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Bar Abbas or, for some, believe that both are one and the same person.

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Ben-Hur (movie, 1959)

Ben-Hur is an American film of William Wyler released in 1959 .

Adapted from the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ , of Lew Wallace appeared in 1880 , the peplum epic whose action is in the st century, is a film in the history of the monument by the extent of its implementation on stage and sequences with a great show such as the naval battle , the chariot race and the crucifixion of Christ . It also remains one of the three most awarded films with eleven Oscars .

The original novel was the subject of three other adaptations, including that of 1925 with Ramón Novarro in the title role.

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The Eagle of the Ninth Legion (film)

The Eagle of the Ninth Legion ( The Eagle ) is aBritish-American peplum directed by Kevin Macdonald . This is an adaptation of the novel The Eagle of the Ninth Legion ( The Eagle of the Ninth ) by Rosemary Sutcliff , itself inspired by a historical enigma, the supposed disappearance of the ninth Roman legion in northern Scotland at the beginning ofii th century AD 1 . The film was released on February 11, 2011 in the United States 2 .

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Agora (movie)

Agora is a philosophical peplum Hispano – Maltese directed by Alejandro Amenábar and released in 2009 1 . Its theme is the conflict between science and religion and the setting for Alexandria in Roman times . The scenario takes up real life events of the life of Hypatia of Alexandria , the prefect Oreste and the patriarch Cyrille , while raising thehistorical fiction .

Agora portrays the total dedication of the philosopher Hypatia ( Rachel Weisz ) to the quest for knowledge, and the inner conflict of two men around her: her slave Davus ( Max Minghella ) and her pupil Oreste ( Oscar Isaac ). Everyone is cornered between his love for this woman considered inaccessible and the growing fanaticism of the surrounding society.

The film was shown out of competition at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival , and was released in Spain on October 9, 2009. Agora has received seven Goya Awards in Spain, including the Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay . He was also awarded at the Hamptons International Film Festival .

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Vercingetorix: The Legend of the King Druid

Vercingetorix: The Legend of the Druid King is a French film directed by Jacques Dorfmann and released in 2001 . Rejected overwhelmingly by critics and ignored by the public: The film is considered a cult film for all its faults and will be awarded three Bidets of gold in 2001 : worst film, worst actor ( Christophe Lambert ) and worst director (Jacques Dorfmann )

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Hercules (movie, 2014)

Hercules ( Hercules ) is anAmericanpeplum coproduced and directed byBrett Ratnerreleased in2014. The film is freely inspired by the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars bySteve MooreandAdmira Wijaya, which itself takes place in a world freely inspired byGreek mythologyandancient Greeceand features the Greek heroHéraclès(commonly called by its Latin nameHercules).

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Troy (in ancient Greek Τροία / Troía and Turkish Truva ) is a lost city, both historical and legendary, located at the entrance to the Hellespont , not far from the Aegean Sea , in Troad , Asia Minor , in the current Turkey , in Hissarlık . Its name comes from the Hittite Taruiša (“rivers”) according to the linguists 1 or Tros , the hero namesake of Troy, according to mythology ; it is also called Teucrieby the poets, from the name of his first mythical king, Teucros of Phrygia , or Ilios (in ancient Greek Ἴλιος / Ílios ) or Ilion (in ancient Greek Ἴλιον / Ílion ), which according to linguists could come from the Hittite Wilusa , and according to the mythology of the name of its founder: Ilos . With the Eolide , Troad was one of the subregions of Mysia , and it was also known as Helspontic Phrygia in the Achaemenid era .

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Hercules (movie, 1997)

Heracles ( Hercules ), is the 50 th feature film animation and the 35 th “animated classic” of Disney .

Released in 1997 , he is inspired by the character of Hercules in Greek and Roman mythologies .

The film inspired the animated TV series of the same name , released in 1998 and three episodes were grouped under the title Hercules: Zero to Hero (in reference to the song of the film), released directly in video in 1999.

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300 (film)

300 is an American peplum co-written and directed by Zack Snyder , released in 2007 . From the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley , the film gives a fantasticviewof the Battle of Thermopylae in -480 and was shot largely using the technique of inlay to render the imagery of Frank Miller’s comics.

In the weeks before and after its release, the film raised controversy over the portrayal of the Persians in the international context of tensions between the United States and Iran. Despite this controversy and shared criticism, the film was a huge commercial success.

A sequel, 300: The Birth of an Empire , directed by Noam Murro , was released in 2014 .

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The Pharaoh ( Faraon ) is a Polish peplum directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz , released in 1966 .

This carefully crafted drama, taken from the homonymous novel by Bolesław Prus published in 1897, has an ideological background. The communist power of the time, by financing the film, invited to see a metaphor of its own situation against the powerful Polish Catholic Church.

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The Ten Commandments (movie, 1956)

The Ten Commandments ( The Ten Commandments ) is an epic one American directed by Cecil B. DeMille , released in 1956 , including Charlton Heston , Yul Brynner , Anne Baxter , Edward G. Robinson and Yvonne De Carlo in the lead roles.

Rehabilitation part of his silent film from 1923 , The Ten Commandments is the last film of the director, who died three years later 2 . Shot in Egypt , at Mount Sinai and in the Sinai Peninsula , at the time of its release in cinemas, the, it was the most expensive film ever produced 2 and presented one of the most important distributions ever 2 .

In 1957 , The Ten Commandments was nominated for seven Oscars , including the Oscar for Best Picture , but ultimately won only the Oscar for Best Visual Effects . In 1999 the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress of the United States as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” . In June 2008, the film was ranked by the American Film Institute as the 10 th best film in the epic genre .

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Ernst Lubitsch

Ernst Lubitsch is an American director of German origin , also an actor at the beginning of his career, born onin Berlin , emigrated to the United States in 1922 , died onin Bel Air ( Los Angeles ).

A prolific director, he has shot more than fifty films in thirty years. He has marked the history of cinema through his comedies, including Ninotchka , Rendez-vous , To be or not to be (dangerous games) , and the film that is considered his masterpiece: The eighth woman of Beard -Blue .

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Ao, the last Neanderthal

Ao, the last Neanderthal , is a French film directed by Jacques Malaterre , released in France on September 29, 2010. It is an adaptation of the novel in 3 volumes by Marc Klapczynski , Ao the old man published by Aubéron .

This is Jacques Malaterre’s first feature film, which previously produced docu-fictions on Prehistory and the evolution of man , notably The Odyssey of the Species , Homo sapiens and Le Sacre de l man .

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10,000 (film)

10,000 or 10,000 BC J. – C. in Quebec ( 10,000 BC ) is an american movie of adventure and heroic fantasy directed by Roland Emmerich , released in 2008 . The story is supposed to unfold during the period of the passage from Paleolithic to Neolithic . The film being a fiction, it allows itself many scientific anachronisms on the period in question.

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The cave of the bears cave

The Clan of the Cave Bear ( The Clan of the Cave Bear ) is an American film directed by Michael Chapman , released in 1986 and based on the novel The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel . Daryl Hannah plays the lead role. In Auel’s novel, the characters spoke in sign language (transcribed in English in the book). In the movie, they use their own language and the dialogue is translated into subtitles.

The film is considered a commercial failure, having cost fifteen million US dollars to bring back only 1.9 million in the country. The cinematographic adaptation of J. Auel’s other novels, originally planned, was abandoned following this failure.

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