Quest for Fire / La guerre du feu / Boj o oheň

Jean-Jacques Annaud
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Cast list: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong, Gary Schwartz, Naseer El-Kadi
Screenplay: Gérard Brach
Director of Photography: Claude Agostini
Editor: Yves Langlois
Music: Philippe Sarde
Producer: John Kemeny, Denis Héroux
Distribution: Roissy Films
Rights: Roissy Films
Country: Canada, France, USA
Year: 1981
Running time (min.): 101
Presentation format: 35 mm
Language: No dialogue
Subtitles: No subtitles
Movie synopsis: Fire meant everything for prehistoric people. It represented a tribe’s protection against wild animals, and it provided warmth during cold nights. It became a valuable commodity, especially if a prehistoric man could not light it himself. The adventurous film tells the story of three envoys who are sent by their tribe on a long quest for fire. On the journey through various human cultures and natural dangers, they discover not only the secret of fire, but also friendship and love. Jean-Jacques Annaud's ambitious drama was made entirely without words, which are substituted with made-up sounds and body language. The actors' appearance is so convincing that the film won the Oscar for Best Makeup in 1983.
Awards and Nominations:
Oscar 1983 – Best Makeup
Génie 1983 – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing
BAFTA 1983 – Best Make Up Artist
César 1982 – Best Film, Best Director
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