Movie recommendation: Dersu Uzala

There are video foot-powered adventures, like The Hobbit, that use modern elements and technology to thrill and satisfy fans.

This movie is old (1975) , slow-school, and yet superb-  it has intrigue, natural scenery, life and death encounters with the elements, and a hell of a lot of heart. It’s not available to stream from Netflix, but do what you can to track down a DVD copy and enjoy it.

Netflix: Dersu Uzala.

140 minutes
A party of Russian soldiers hires aged hunter Dersu Uzala (Maksim Munzuk) to guide them on a surveying expedition through Siberia in the early 20th century. Uzala leads the group through life-threatening conditions with reverence and concern for his surroundings. Based on true memoirs, Akira Kurosawa’s Academy Award-winning production is a testament to the value of lasting friendship, loyalty and mutual respect.

About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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