Dersu Uzala details
|Starring:||Svetlana Danilchenko, Dmitri Korshikov, Suimenkul Chokmorov, Aleksandr Pyatkov, Vladimir Kremena, Yuri Solomin, Maksim Munzuk|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, World Cinema|
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Dec 2011|
|Subtitles:||English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portugese, Japanese, Hebrew, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic|
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Beauteous wanderings in SiberiaBy a customer from Kendal, UK , 18 Apr 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]An epic journey of life, your companions being a 'civilised' Russian army surveying team and an old man as your guide. A man who has truly fused with the wild Taiga landscapes so beauteously captured within this epic. Just sit back and RELAX on this ANTI-roller-coaster ride. Best viewed as big as you can get it, as silently as you can get it. GET IT?! No? Go back to the Matrix then...
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Stays with youBy a customer , 15 Dec 2013Visually striking - one of those that 'stays with you'. Cannot imagine anyone doing it the way Kurosawa does it .. definitely one for my Library.
Doesn't work in a DVD formatBy Lewishamguy (27 reviews) , 27 Oct 2013This will appeal to Kurosawa fans (like me) because it bears his distinctive technique in portraying scene, atmosphere, and emotion. The story itself is intriguing, too: how an old native who knows the land well guides a Russian explorer and his military escort to safety in a threatening environment. Why, then, only three stars from me? Something was lost in the visual presentation, particularly in the lighting of many scenes, and I had trouble following the subtitles. What a pity.
DURSU! DURSU!By Aaron_Richardson (5 reviews) , 01 Aug 2013One of those films in which it could be paused at any point and it would make a wonderful painting it is truly a joy throughout . I enjoy these sort of out doors epics and you wont find many better. . Perfect film to sit down with a clear head and a spare few hours to be taken away to somewhere totally different , saying that its also a great film to clear your head after a day in this busy complex world. So Rent it and join Dursu ! a man who makes Ray Mears look like a house cat.
I want to live in a forest now?By Brodsky (16 reviews) , 28 Sep 2012It comes in two separate parts - you actually have to pick up the remote to watch the second half of the film.
The split is obvious. In the first half Dersu is everything we say we have forgotten to be by being modern man. I was a bit annoyed by this because I don't believe hunter-gatherers are any better than us or better off but also because their avatars on films like this do over romanticise the non-modern life. Admittedly I am watching in 2012 a 1975 film showing the juxtaposition of the 'modern' life of 1903(?) with a bloke who lives in the forest. I am tempted to read the book from 1920 to see what Vladimir Arsaniev really thought.
The second part does rather answer some of that. I won't plot spoil though.
If you saw it as a manifesto for living off the forest as a hunter then it should probably be watched, not alongside other Kurusawa films but, the 1961 version of the book (which I haven't seen) and also Into The Wild. There must be others.
It did make me want to give up London and live in North American wilderness though.
Sublime and sweetBy a customer , 17 Aug 2012This is a sublime film. it Not only describes a beautiful story, sweet, but also, you can sense , without knowing too much about films, the effort into making something special. Ths sceneries, the game with colors, the shots, the actors, etc.
Also knowing that it is based on a true story makes you see it even more special.