Before the vastness of the Siberian Taiga, at the shores of the frozen Lake Baikal, a Parisian executive fleeing from the city, will find everything he has ever dreamed of: to profoundly experience the silence, the solitude and the space.
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Fed up with the hectic, senseless world he lives in, Teddy decides to settle down alone in Siberia, in the midst of winter, in a hut by the shore of Lake Baikal. After an initial period of elation in front of the splendor and magic of unspoiled nature, Teddy soon finds himself confronted with the less glossy side of things : solitude, extreme cold, the necessity to find food, danger... One night Teddy gets lost in a blizzard and would be doomed to a certain death, were it not for Aleksei, a Russian convict living hidden away in the forest nearby, who rescues him in extremis. Friendship soon blossoms between the two men...Written by
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In the city, the minutes, the hours, the years escape us. Here, time stands still. I am free, because my days are. Harming nothing, not having to follow orders, being happy with simple pleasures, adapting to nature. I left the vault of the city for a year in the church of the Taiga. A year, like a lifetime.
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It is an interesting movie about getting away from the noisy cities and connecting with nature and within. It has amazing photography showing the stunning siberian Lake Baikal in Russia. Which is the main source for water in the russian continent.
Good acting showing a friendship between two strangers from different continents. I am not sure this happened to Sylvian Tesson in real life though, maybe the russian character was added from dramatic purposes.
If you love nature, watch this film.
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