Film Rec

“Quest for Fire (1981)

Quest for Fire film 1981

Quest for Fire is a unique prehistoric adventure film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The plot concerns a trio of Neanderthals who embark on a dangerous journey to find a new source of fire for their tribe, forcing them to fight saber-toothed tigers, rival tribes of proto-humans and their own cultural limitations.

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“Underground” (1995)

Underground 1995

Underground might be the best Serbian historical tragicomedy ever made. Wacky, heartbreaking and filled with life, the film earned director Emir Kusturica his second Palme d’Or from Cannes in 1995. It’s as much a live-action cartoon as a political allegory, aiming for high-brow concepts in a low-brow world. Continue reading

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“The Warrior” (2001)

Musa The Warrior

The Warrior (aka Musa or Musa – The Warrior) is a Korean historical action film directed by Kim Sung-su. Although not particularly well known today, the movie was Korea’s largest production upon its release and served as a bit of a coming-out party for Korean cinema. The 2000s saw a rapid increase in quality Korean films, many of which made splashes stateside. Unfortunately, The Warrior itself largely fell through the cracks, but it’s never too late to check out an overlooked classic. Continue reading