A film I like: Dersu Uzala

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Dersu Uzala is a 1975 Soviet-Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film explores the theme of a native of the forests who is fully integrated into his environment, leading a style of life that will inevitably be destroyed by the advance of civilization.

I’ve been enjoying watching non-Hollywood films for a while now. The drama seems more subtle. Not every conflict has to result in a fistfight.

Dersu Uzala is especially beautiful. And it makes me think about how weird we are. Humans are so good at adapting that we’ve conquered nature, but in the process locked ourselves into houses and offices. It’s so nice to be outside but who has time for that?

dersu uzala

dersu uzala

dersu uzala