The Cave full movie is released on Oct 18, 2019. Watch The Cave online - the Arabic Documentary movie from France , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $288,764. The Cave is directed by Feras Fayyad and created by Alisar Hasan with Tia Alkerdi and Salim Namour. The Cave is available online on Hulu and Apple iTunes.

Director Feras Fayyad returns to his native war-torn Syria to follow a dedicated team of female doctors who tirelessly treat casualties in an underground hospital while battling systemic sexism. Shot from 2016 to 2018, The Cave belongs to the top rank of war films. Syrian director Feras Fayyad takes us to a subterranean landscape that feels akin to the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max (1979). With life too dangerous above ground, survivors create a network of secret tunnels under the city of Ghouta, near Damascus, for an underground hospital maintained by women doctors. In contrast to the many Syrian documentaries made from cellphone footage or shaky cameras, Feras Fayyad takes great care to visualize the landscape and its memorable occupants with artful cinematography. For anyone who feels jaded by Syria coverage, this work stands apart. The heart of the film is Dr. Amani, a young Syrian woman operating in unimaginable conditions with great humor and fortitude. When not tending to patients - many of whom are small children - she's forced to justify her work to chauvinistic men who insist that a woman should be at home fulfilling domestic duties, not running a hospital. The claustrophobia of Amani's workplace is mitigated by the high spirits of her crew, while occasional forays above ground temper relief from close quarters with harrowing scenes of a city reduced to rubble.

As know as:

Miracle in the Cave, 黑暗中的曙光:洞穴醫院, Klinik Im Untergrund - The Cave, Bolnica ispod zemlje, La cueva

Release Date (Streaming):

Oct 18, 2019


France, United Kingdom, United States, Qatar, Syria, Thailand, Denmark, Germany


Arabic, English

Production Companies:

Danish Documentary Production, National Geographic, TV2 Danmark

Gross worldwide:



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Luke Buckmaster
There are so many people but so few characters. Such a big story, with so little feeling.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 18, 2021
Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail
Cave Rescue can forever claim to be the first movie made about an unforgettable ordeal. But that's all anyone will remember it for.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 05, 2020
Elizabeth Kerr
Hollywood Reporter
While the world could use some positivity and a demonstration of nations and states coming together for a greater good, The Cave isn't cinematic enough to have real impact.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 08, 2019

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