Dersu Uzala

Kurosawa went to Russia because he'd found it impossible to get work in Japan, but sadly he succumbed almost completely to the Mosfilm line in crude spectacle and simplistic, lumbering drama. Drawn from the autobiographical novels of a military explorer who encounters an elderly Goldi forest-dweller at the turn of the century, what emerges is a transparently sincere but entirely predictable account of the friendship between 'civilised' urban Russian and 'primitive' Oriental man of nature.

Release details

Duration: 141 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Screenwriter: Yuri Nagibin, Akira Kurosawa
Cast: V. Khrulev
Yuri Solomin
M. Bichkov
Maksim Munzuk

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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M.J. Proctor

This movie is perfect. It is not too long or slow-moving. It is not confusing, but is a bit predictable. It is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. It is my new Jeremiah Johnson--minus the violence and with a friendship at it's center. I plan to see it again and again!

M.J. Proctor

This movie is perfect. It is not too long or slow-moving. It is not confusing, but is a bit predictable. It is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. It is my new Jeremiah Johnson--minus the violence and with a friendship at it's center. I plan to see it again and again!

Magmabulle

Dersu Uzala is a stunningly beautiful portray about the friendship of two men, and also a fascinating homage to the nature. It is, however, quite predictable and slow.

Magmabulle

Dersu Uzala is a stunningly beautiful portray about the friendship of two men, and also a fascinating homage to the nature. It is, however, quite predictable and slow.