Quest for Fire (film)
1981 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Quest for Fire (La Guerre du feu) is a 1981 Canadian-French epic prehistoric adventure film set in Paleolithic Europe (80,000 years ago), with its plot surrounding the struggle for control of fire by early humans.
- Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Produced by Denis Héroux and John Kemeny. Screenplay by Gérard Brach. Based on The Quest for Fire by J.-H. Rosny.
- [first lines of the film]
- Title Card: 80,000 years ago, man's survival in a vast uncharted land depended on the possession of fire.
- For those early humans, fire was an object of great mystery, since no one had mastered its creation.
- Fire had to be stolen from nature, it had to be kept alive - sheltered from wind and rain, guarded from rival tribes.
- Fire was a symbol of power and a means of survival. The tribe who possessed fire, possessed life.
- A Great Adventure.
- A Science Fantasy Adventure.
- The future began 80,000 years ago!
- A primeval experience set 80,000 years ago.
- The most extraordinary film of our generation.
- Primitive tribes clash in desperate struggle for survival.
- In the tradition of Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark - A GREAT ADVENTURE.
- Fourteen years ago, 2001: A Space Odyssey was the astounding epic that aroused a generation, telling them where they might be headed. Now, 20th Century Fox presents a science fantasy adventure that will arouse this generation, telling them where we might have begun.