The medicine woman of a wandering Neanderthal tribe discovers a blond child named Ayla, who comes from the race of “Others.” She convinces her fellow cave-dwellers to adopt the girl, who grows up to be more highly evolved than those who raise her.
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A magnificent masterpiece of the prehistoric age. Daryl Hannah is beautiful & brilliant as Ayla, Jan De Bont's cinematography is one of the most breathtaking I've seen, and Alan Silverstri's score is pretty 80's-ish & yet wonderful. As for the rest, I loved how this film was done. It is a rare but fantastic experience to watch, now I want to read the original novel next.