Monday, April 07, 2008

Dersu Uzala (1975)

I was blowing off the dust from a load of old VHS tapes and found this classic from Kurosawa. It's a brilliant film - a joint Japanese Soviet film Dersu Uzala is a must-see movie all about a topographical mission in early 20th century Russia who meet a wilderness dwelling man who manages to impress them with his unique perspective on things. I don't think that explains it at all but if you watch the trailer hopefully the magic of this brilliant piece of cinema will overwhelm you and you will buy the DVD. Indulge me - watch the clip... read the wiki at least.