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The Cave

The Cave is a movie starring Amani Ballour, Salim Namour, and Alaa. Amidst air strikes and bombings, a group of female doctors in Ghouta, Syria struggle with systemic sexism while trying to care for the injured using limited...

Other Titles
Al-kahf, ザ・ケーブ, The Cave: szpital w ogniu, La cueva
Running Time
1 hours 47 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, War
Director
Feras Fayyad
Writer
Alisar Hasan, Feras Fayyad
Actors
Alaa, Salim Namour, Amani Ballour, Samaher
Country
Qatar, France, UK, USA, Germany, Denmark
Year
2019
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Feras Fayyad's intimate portraits of the brave, tenacious hospital staff emphasize the camaraderie that buoys morale when circumstances are at their worst. There are many scenes in The Cave that can break your heart, yet the film leaves us, above all, with a powerful sense of the profound resilience, dedication, and love that endures in the midst of staggering hardship.

Comments about documentary «The Cave» (21)

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Adam

This movie is a rare gem of a documentary. There are no winners in this film, and no losers. The subject matter is frightening, but the human experience is something we can all relate to. The subject is emotional, but also factual. The style is simplistic, but effective. The filmmaker, Simon Sandford, brings the truth to the camera, but not just the facts. He also brings the people who work in the trenches to the surface. It is hard to relate to the people portrayed, but the movie is a good place to start. A great deal of this documentary was filmed by the cameraman for the BBC's World News. The documentaries that are on World News do not have a certain style or subject matter that is to be admired. The most interesting ones are ones that show something we don't normally see. This is one of the most informative documentaries I have ever seen.

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Martha Hoffman

I found the documentary to be extremely interesting, and very well done. The film was set in a real cave and includes many recreations of the "Pillars of Creation" and "Limestone". This is a good documentary that shows what the "Cave People" were like, and how they managed to live with the harsh environment. The cave footage is fascinating, and the documentary is a great way to learn more about these remarkable people.

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Judith H.

This is the movie I have been waiting for since I saw the trailer. My family and I were both very skeptical about it being about the Holocaust. When we watched it, we were completely blown away. It was like no other film I've ever seen. The acting was superb and I was totally engrossed throughout the whole thing. The only things that bothered me were the horrendous tone of the acting. I was pretty sure the Nazi soldiers were playing it up a bit too much, but I guess that's just the way they were. I also found it hard to believe that the war was over in 3 weeks. It was a sad movie and I was glad I didn't have to pay to see it, but I do recommend it. Don't go in expecting anything to change your life and you'll be amazed at the movies greatness. Go see it. It's great.

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Judith R.

This movie has the common nature of a documentary, but not the same quality. The people who make these movies have the talent to create a narrative, but it's all hard to get it right. This movie was made for the public. I think the people who made this movie wanted to show a point of view. They made a point of not showing the atrocities of the Nazis, but showing the atrocities of the people in that time period. This movie is about the resistance of the people. It is about the struggle of the people. It is not about showing a documentary on the Nazis, it is a movie about the resistance. I would like to see a movie about the Holocaust. The movie was good, but I think that a movie about the resistance and about the atrocities of the Nazis would have been better. This movie was not great, but I think it was still good. I recommend this movie to anyone.

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Jonathan G.

I must say that the movie in general and the film in particular is very touching. This film is not about the war, it's about the people, their struggle for survival. The movie is about a group of people who were prisoners of war. It's about one man's struggle for survival, the way he tries to get out of the war and the struggle of the women and children. He and the woman who is trying to escape are a very close team, both are brave and strong. This film is a very good movie, very beautiful and a very touching story. I recommend it to everyone who is interested in the war and war in general.

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Crystal M.

I had been waiting to see this movie for some time. I heard it was amazing. I was not disappointed. It was just as I had imagined. The great performances, great photography, great narrative. I just want to say that this movie is not perfect. Some of the aspects of the film that might be off base, I would not say that they would have altered the story. In my opinion, it is accurate to the real story, but not perfect. Overall, the documentary is still a great documentary, and I highly recommend it.

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Scott Morrison

When I was a kid, I watched the real war on television, and it was terrible. I knew that they were using gas, but the colors were so washed out that it didn't really matter. The water was so green and brown that it was almost nauseating. When the war ended, we went to the TV and we saw that things were going back to normal. So the only reason I watched the war on TV was to make sure that it was over. Now that I'm an adult, I just watch the movie. The thing is, it's not the same. The only thing I can think of is that it makes you feel kind of bad about the war, but I don't know what. I guess I just know that it made me feel bad about the war. There's a great quote from the movie that I remember. It's from the young guy who was in the army. He says that it was like a family trying to make sense of their lives. He says that in the movies they take the life of a soldier and they put him on the screen. It was like that in the movie, he said. That's why I think they're all so similar, they're all made to make you feel bad about the war, but they're all about the same thing.

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Melissa T.

I watched the movie "Cave" while on a night flight from Hong Kong to Seattle. I was struck by how beautiful and beautiful the movie was. It made me realize that we can all connect to each other and that we can find the beauty in the world. In fact, I would love to see a movie about the beauty of life in general. This movie showed me how much beauty is out there. I would like to give a special thanks to the team who made this movie. I have watched a few other movies by Mr. Graham but this was the best! I wish I could have the opportunity to see the movie again.

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Diana

I had never heard of this movie before I saw it on Netflix. I am glad I watched it. I loved the way the director mixed together so many different perspectives of the atrocities happening at the time. It really made the movie seem so real. The actors did a great job portraying what it was like to be in a war zone. One thing I really loved about the movie was the photography. I was impressed with how they blended the different realities of what it was like to be in the concentration camp. One thing I thought was very nice about this movie is that it showed how all the different people were going through this war. Not just one or two groups. It really showed how people from all different backgrounds were suffering under Nazi rule. The "tourist" footage really helped to show the horrors of the camp. It really shows how people are being separated into groups and they don't really know who they belong to. It's pretty interesting how it all played out. The director really made the film seem like it was a documentary. I really liked how the director was able to merge the different perspectives of people that were there. I thought the ending was really beautiful. I really loved how the director used the art to show how the war was like. I think that was pretty clever. Overall, I really enjoyed this movie. I really felt that the director was able to show how the Nazi's were just trying to survive and it was really interesting to see how they were suffering from the war. The only complaint I have is that the movie could have been a little shorter. I thought the movie was really long and at some points it just became boring. The only reason I give this a 9/10 is because I think it really showed the horror that these people had to go through. I also think that it was important to show the people who were there. I know that not everyone who watched this film was Jewish and it was also really important to show the other people in the camp. Overall, this is a great movie to watch.

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Sean M.

I've watched this film several times and enjoy it. The DVD is a nice addition to the collection. I love the fact that the film itself is not the usual, computer generated, spliced together from other films movie. The characters are real and the footage is interesting. The story is not a dramatic one. The documentary is done in a way that allows for the audience to know more about the characters. The production and editing is quite good. The video quality is quite good. The film is quite long and the story is quite interesting and the acting is also excellent. I like the way the film handles the film editing. You really get a feel for what's going on and how the story unfolds. This film is a good one to watch.

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Stephen H.

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Director Caine before the screening of 'The Cave' at the British Museum. It was a fascinating and interesting interview and he really answered all my questions and gave great insight into the making of the film. You can't help but be affected by the film and the issues raised, it was that powerful. I hope to see it again at some point and get the full experience of it. All I can say is, you will not be disappointed!

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Frank G.

Terrific documentary that is one of the best, most inspiring films of its kind. Very few films have captured the horrors of war in such a haunting and realistic manner. This is a must see for everyone. It's one of the few films that I would recommend to anybody.

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Virginia F.

The documentary consists of interviews and archive footage. The main focus is on the performances of the soldiers, but they talk about their experiences as well. This is a well researched documentary, with a fair amount of research. It has a nice sense of what it is like to be in that position, but the interviews are quite short and I felt a little disconnected with the men. I found the narration to be a little annoying, especially when the soldiers talk about their experiences. There is no reason for it other than to make the film less visually distracting. Overall, I found this documentary to be very interesting, but not the greatest documentary I have ever seen.

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Kathleen

I'll start by saying that I don't know a lot about the film itself, and I don't plan to learn more. It was interesting enough that I felt compelled to watch it, and I'm glad I did. The Cave is a great documentary that tells a great story of an era of the Cold War that was eventually broken down by the collapse of communism, and the rise of nationalism and a military dictatorship. The story of how a young woman comes to believe that the United States was in danger of being wiped out by the Russians, and how she made her way to an underground bunker to hide from the Nazis, is a good one. It was interesting to see the support that the American people had for the Russian, and the fear and paranoia that was still prevalent in American society. The filmmaking is very well done, and it doesn't drag. It's just a good, well-told story of how the war that was already started was not as honorable as it could have been. Overall, it's a great film, and one that I will watch again. I would recommend this film to anyone.

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Henry Cook

Being a passionate film critic myself, I was interested in seeing the new documentary on this film. However, I was hesitant to watch it because of the negative reviews it received from critics. Well, I am so glad that I gave it a chance and watched it. The film tells the story of the Hauraki Formula which is a very dangerous substance and the plight of the people who are responsible for the drug trade in New Zealand. The film shows that the Hauraki's are responsible for many of the deaths in New Zealand. The film also shows the people who are in prison or serving time and the effects of the drugs on them. The film tells the story of the people involved in the drug trade and how they use the media to get their message across. I highly recommend this film. The film is very interesting and shows the dangers of the drug trade in New Zealand. I recommend this film to all people who have a passion for the films of Martin Scorsese or Woody Allen. Both of these men have made great films and I recommend them both for their great films.

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Stephanie

I read the book "The Cave" when I was a kid, and I am not disappointed with the movie. It really was about the book. It had an amazing amount of realism and its about making the book into a movie. A few things that I found a little disappointing were that in the book, after a bunch of people are eaten by the caving creatures, they can't go in to search for the next survivors. In the movie, after a couple of days they can go in and start looking for the next survivors. That was a little confusing to me, but I understand that they had to change the story a little bit for the movie. There was a scene in the movie where Tovah is asking the cave keeper why they didn't do anything about the men and women being eaten, and he says that they didn't know that the cave keeper had gone crazy. This scene made me think that they didn't know that the cave keeper was insane, so it didn't make sense to them. I also found that they changed some of the scenes in the book. They changed the one that Tovah is riding in the boat with his friends to one where he is riding in the boat with the other survivors and they were all fighting the caving creatures. Also, there were a couple of things that I didn't like, but the overall movie was amazing. I'm glad that they made a movie about it, because I wouldn't have wanted to read the book again. I recommend this movie to anyone that wants to learn more about what the book was like.

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Amber

This documentary features interviews with military men and women from the British army, navy, air force, and the RAF. It covers the RAF, including pilots, navigators, and aircrew, and the Navy, including the Royal Navy. The film includes testimony from the survivors of the USS Indianapolis who went on a bombing raid in South Africa and the crew of the Panay in Chile. A lot of the information is historical, but the narration is by Clive Scott. It covers his "When War Breaks Loose" series of documentaries, which included this documentary, "The Battle of Britain". The narrator is always discussing his work, and we get to hear from all of his sources. The documentary is quite sad. There is some political subtext to the film. It mentions how the RAF and Navy did not want to see their role in WWII as one of the "last great adventures". There is also the fact that the Germans invaded, and the RAF was fighting with the Germans, not the British, and that the RAF was at war with Germany. That is a valid point, but I think the film did a better job at highlighting the sacrifice that the RAF and Navy made, rather than focusing on the political side of the story.

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Juan

The Cave is a documentary film about the siege and occupation of the island of Iwo Jima. The film starts with interviews with a group of veterans of the war, and then follows the exploits of the Japanese troops stationed on the island. The documentary is split into three segments, one that takes place during the occupation, one during the siege and one in the evacuation. The first segment shows the civilian suffering of the Japanese soldiers, including the wives and girlfriends of the soldiers. The second segment shows the personal stories of the people on the island and their loved ones. The third segment features a tour of the main Japanese house on the island, the Siege of Iwo Jima. This third segment focuses on the siege, mainly through the experiences of the soldiers. The siege is very intense and requires extreme discipline to stay alive. This segment is very interesting and shows that the Japanese troops had to act in a way that was consistent with the expected results of the situation. This is a film that is very informative and well-done. The people interviewed are wonderful, and they offer a great amount of information about the siege. The majority of the people on the island were American, but a few were Japanese soldiers. The documentary is very well-made and is a great watch for all the family. The best part is the behind-the-scenes information. The movie has many interesting facts, such as the rationing system, the bombing of the town, the troops' lives in a camp and the portrayal of the occupation. It also shows that the Japanese troops were very hungry during the siege. This documentary film is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of World War II. It shows a very long-lasting conflict that has made an enormous difference in the world's history.

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Christian Romero

The Cave is a highly unusual documentary. It's not your average documentary about a place like "The Cave" or "Nest of the Three Mothers". Instead, it is a psychological drama, with the two main characters, the main characters and the people surrounding them, and how they reacted to the situation and to each other. It's a brilliant insight into the psychology of the German people. The film itself is brilliant, the special effects are great, the acting is great, the soundtrack is great, the cinematography is great, the film itself is brilliant. I highly recommend it. Highly.

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Justin T.

This is an incredibly well made documentary that is essentially a chronological view of the life of Captain Heinrich Harz, the German, Luftwaffe pilot who was responsible for the most significant air victory of World War II. It features footage of him in his early career, the missions that brought him fame, the tragic death of his family, and the final days of his life, including his flight over Europe and his final military activities. It also provides some historical information about the pilots involved in the early days of his career, including that of one of the primary reasons he was so highly regarded in the air force was because of his ability to navigate in all weather conditions. He became a target for his German counterparts, including the infamous Erich von Manstein. This is an excellent film that chronicles the very, very good career of a very great pilot. Highly recommended.

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Brenda

This is the true story of a young man who lost his entire family, and is searching for the reason. I first saw this film as a child. I remember the time spent with my family discussing the aftermath of the war in Iraq. I also remember hearing about the death of my father and seeing pictures of him after the war. It was not until I read about what happened to his wife that I was able to become a part of his search for answers. This film is a remarkable document of the pain and sorrow that is often faced by war survivors. What the film does so well is reveal the horror of war and the real cost that those who lost loved ones may have had to bear. It is very powerful and tells a story that will stay with the viewer for a very long time.