This Akira Kurosawa film is based on the books by Vladimir Arsenyev, a prominent Russian scientist and explorer of the late 19th-early 20th centuries.It is the story of the writer’s long-standing friendship with a taiga trapper named Dersu Uzala. In the course of their travels, a real-life character, Dersu, was revealing to his friend, in the course of their travels, the secrets of the Ussuri taiga, the animals’ special ways, the traditions and beliefs of the indigenous people. This motion picture teaches us to approach Nature with loving care, to open up our hearts to man and beast, to bird and flower...
Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film in USA, 1976;
Golden Prize and FIPRESCI Prize at the Moscow IFF, 1975;
David Donatello Prize for Best Foreign-Language Film in Italy, 1977
Bonus material: Interview with actor Yuri Solomin, Behind the scenes, Biography of writer V.K. Arsenyev, Cast and Crew Filmographies, Photo Album, Coming soon on DVD