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Dersu Uzala (1975)

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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.

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(as Akira Kurosava)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuriy Solomin ... Arsenev
... Dersu Uzala
Mikhail Bychkov ... Otryad Arseneva (as M. Bychkov)
Vladimir Khrulev ... Otryad Arseneva (as V. Khrulev)
V. Lastochkin ... Otryad Arseneva
Stanislav Marin ... Otryad Arseneva (as S. Marin)
Igor Sykhra ... Otryad Arseneva (as I. Sykhra)
Vladimir Sergiyakov ... Otryad Arseneva (as V. Sergiyakov)
Yanis Yakobsons ... Otryad Arseneva (as Ya. Yakobsons)
V. Khlestov ... Otryad Arseneva
G. Polunin ... Otryad Arseneva
V. Koldin ... Otryad Arseneva
M. Tetov ... Otryad Arseneva
S. Sinyavskiy ... Otryad Arseneva
Vladimir Sverba ... Otryad Arseneva (as V. Sverba)
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Storyline

A Russian army explorer who is rescued in Siberia by a rugged Asian hunter renews his friendship with the woodsman years later when he returns as the head of a larger expedition. The hunter finds that all of his nature lore is of no help when he accompanies the explorer back to civilization. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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There is man and beast at nature's mercy. There is awe and love and reverence. And there is the man called...


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Release Date:

20 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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(Sovcolor)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

This film was made when a member of the Russian embassy contacted Akira Kurosawa, asking him to make a Russian film for Russians, being that television hadn't grown yet in the USSR and that Russia lacked, according to the ambassador, good writers and directors for films. See more »

Goofs

The rifle Captain Arseniev carries is a Winchester Model 1895 musket. The Russians acquired these rifles in 1915-1916, therefore the Captain most likely would not be issued a Winchester in 1905. See more »

Quotes

Dersu Uzala: Fire angry, forest burn for many days. Fire get angry, frightful. Water get angry, frightful. Wind get angry, frightful. Fire, water, wind. Three mighty men.
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Cinematic Masterpiece
14 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen.

Simple, gentle gold hunter-guide Munzuk teaches Russian explorer Solomine the rules of survival in Siberia; they develop mutual respect and friendship.

The acting by Maksim Munzuk is wonderful and this is one of Kurosawas

greatest films.

You never forget this amazing film.

5/5


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