FRED HILGEMANN FILMS, ARTE FRANCE
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
The extinction of the Neanderthals is one of our most intriguing mysteries. Why did they disappear, what was the relationship between ‘them’ and ‘us’, and how did we take over the earth?
With access to an extremely rare archaeological find, this film has the chance to explore these questions in depth. Found in 2015 in a cave of the Rhone Valley, the bones are less than 40,000 years old, which means that this male, nicknamed ‘Thorin’, lived at the exact moment when the Neanderthals were fast dying out. Analyzing his DNA, a European team of scientists is now able to reveal his appearence, his origins, the precise date and the strange circumstances of his death, to tell the story of Thorin, one of the last Neanderthals.