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Dersu Uzala ()


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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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Yuriy Solomin ...
Arsenev
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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)
V. Ignatov ...
Otryad Arseneva
Vladimir Kremena ...
Turtygin (as V. Kremena)
Aleksandr Pyatkov ...
Olenev (as A. Pyatkov)
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Anna (as S. Danilchenko)
Dmitriy Korshikov ...
Vova (as Dima Korshikov)
Suymenkul Chokmorov ...
Chzhan Bao (as S. Chokmorov)
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Politseyskiy (as D. Netrebin)
Serafim Zaytsev ...
(as S. Zaystev)
Nikolay Volkov ...
Mogilshchik (as N. Volkov)
V. Kiryanov
Tsun Di-go
Z. Mademilova
A. Erdniev
Vladimir Prikhodko ...
Russkiy soldat (as V. Prikhodko)
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Sovetbek Dzhumadylov ...
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Directed by

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Akira Kurosawa ... (as Akira Kurosava)

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Akira Kurosawa ... (screenplay) (as Akira Kurosava) &
Yuriy Nagibin ... (screenplay)
 
Vladimir Arsenev ... (novel "Dersu, okhotnik") (as V. K. Arsenev)

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Yoichi Matsue ... producer (as Yoiti Mattsue)
Nikolay Sizov ... producer (uncredited)

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Isaac Schwarts ... (as Isaak Shvarts)

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Fyodor Dobronravov
Yuriy Gantman
Asakazu Nakai ... (as Asakadzu Nakai)

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Valentina Stepanova ... (as V. Stepanova)

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Lyudmila Feyginova ... associate editor (uncredited)

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Yuriy Raksha

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Tatyana Lichmanova ... (as T. Lichmanova)

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V. Bolotnikova ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Karlen Agadzhanov ... production manager

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A. Brodskiy ... assistant director
O. Evilanova ... assistant director
E. Galkovskaya ... assistant director
Vyacheslav Maksakov ... assistant director (as V. Maksakov)
N. Minoshima ... assistant director (as N. Minosima)
Teruyo Nogami ... assistant director (as T. Nogami)
Vladimir Vasilev ... associate director

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M. Tsivtsivadze ... assistant production designer
Yu. Usanov ... assistant production designer

Sound Department

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Olga Burkova ... sound (as O. Burkova)

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Grigoriy Ayzenberg ... special effects camera operator (as G. Ayzenberg)
Yu. Chekmaryov ... special effects designer

Camera and Electrical Department

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A. Bondarenko ... camera operator
Aleksandr Evmina ... assistant camera (as A. Evmina)
K. Marui ... assistant camera
Yu. Rodkin ... photographer
V. Semin ... camera operator
E. Shamov ... assistant camera
V. Sklyarov ... head lighting technician
Yu. Volodin ... assistant camera
Nikolay Yablonovskiy ... camera operator (as N. Yablonovskiy)

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Mina Blank ... music editor (as M. Blank)
V. Zhordaniya ... conductor

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G. Bogolepov ... script editor
L. Danilevich ... animal trainer
I. Gurvich ... consultant
Lev Korshikov ... translator (as L. Korshikov)
V. Olenin ... animal trainer
Mstislav Zapashnyy ... animal trainer (as M. Zapashnyy)
Valter Zapashnyy ... animal trainer (as V. Zapashnyy)
Takashi Koizumi ... assistant to director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines There is man and beast at nature's mercy. There is awe and love and reverence. And there is the man called... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Дерсу Узала (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Derusu Uzara (Japan)
  • L'aigle de la Taiga (France)
  • Dersou Ouzala (France)
  • Dersu Uzala - El cazador (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 142 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Scope (2017). See more »
Quotes Dersu Uzala: How can man live in a box?
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