Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala
  • 1975
  • Japan / USSR
  • U
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Written by: Vladimir Arsenyev (book), Akira Kurosawa, Yuri Nagibin
  • Cast: Maxim Munzuk, Yury Solomin
  • Language: Russian

Unusual project for Kurosawa, who went to Russia due to lack of work in his native country. The film is beautifully shot, especially the eerie Siberian landscapes, but the plot – concerning the meeting between a 'civilised' Russian military captain and a 'primitive' Oriental trapper – smacks of simplistic Mosfilm party line.

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