A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods. The film won the 1976 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the Golden Prize and the Prix FIPRESCI at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival and a number of other awards.

Original Title Dersu Uzala
German Title Uzala, der Kirgise
French Title Dersou Ouzala
Other Titles Dersu Uzala, il piccolo uomo delle grandi pianure
Directed by Akira KUROSAWA
Country Japan
Available Formats 35mm, DVD, Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Akira Kurosawa, Yuri Nagibin, Yoichi Matsue nach den Berichten von Vladimir
Film Editing Ludmila Feiginowa
Soundtrack Isaak Schwarz
Cinematography Fedor Dobronrawow, Juri Gantman, Asakazu Nakai
Sound Olga Burkowa
Décors Juri Rakscha
Production Yoichi Matsue, Nikolai Sizov
Runtime 144 Min.
Language Russisch/d/f
Actors
Juri Solomin Vladimir Arsenjew
Svetlana Daniltschenko Anna Arsenjew
Dmitri Korschikow Wowa
Vladimir Kremena Turtygin
Maksim Munsuk Dersu Uzala

«Kurosawa, der in Japan nicht mehr drehen konnte, folgte einer Einladung von Mosfilm und drehte dieses «wunderschöne Abenteuer-Epos aus der Taiga Sibiriens. Sinnlich-kraftvolle und poetische Bilder beschwören die Freundschaft zwischen verschiedenen Menschen und Kulturen; die Natur verrät ihre Geheimnisse und Gesetze.»
Bruno Jaeggi

«Ein Hymnus an die Wildnis. Ihre Zerstörung wird nicht gezeigt. Aber sie ist anwesend im Glanz der Bilder, gleich einer schmerzvollen Ahnung. Wie John Fords Filme sind Kurosawas schönste, bewegendste Werke Abschiede.»
Harry Tomicek

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