Quest for Fire

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Quest for Fire (French: La guerre du feu) is a 1981 film adaptation of the 1911 Belgian novel by J.H. Rosny-Aine. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and adapted by Gérard Brach, the film is set in Paleolithic Europe, 80,000 years ago, and its plot surrounds the struggle for control of fire by early humans.

Burgess was commissioned by Jean-Jacques Annaud to invent the language - subsequently referred to as Ulam - for paleolithic man and Desmond Morris was asked to devise the body language.

The series contains a screenplay (by Gerard Brach), preliminary production information, cast and unit Lists, and promotional material for the film.