(Criterion Laser Disc Collection)
(Foreign language film)
Two men from separate walks of life develop an incredible bond of friendship, after being brought together deep within the Siberian wilderness.
"Dersu ... Cap-e-tan!"
I have always been a huge admirer of camping and wilderness survival ever since I was a Boy Scout, and the aspects of the natural world engrained within Writer and Director Akira Kurosawa's sprawling epic Dersu Uzala, brought back so many of my found memories of the outdoors.
In the story, a Russian army expedition lead by Arseniev has been sent deep into the far east wilderness regions of his country to survey the land. One day they come across a small statured hunter named Dersu who knows…