This is one of a series of notes for A Chronological Biography of Akira Kurosawa.

Based on an autobiographical novel by Vladimir Arsenyev, Dersu Uzala presents the story of a Russian scientist who is sent with a party of soldiers to make a topographical survey of the wilds of Siberia at the turn of the century. He relies greatly on his hunter-guide, Dersu Uzala, whose knowledge of nature saves his life more than once.

Not that it matters, but my least favourite Kurosawa film.

Title: Dersu Uzala
Running Time: 141 min
Year: 1975
Company: Mos Film - Nihon Herald Movie Writer(s): Akira Kurosawa, Yuri Nagibin
Director(s) of Photography: Asakazu Nakai, Fyodor Dobronavov, Yuri Gantman
Production Designer: ?
Music: ?
Maxim Munzuk (Dersu Uzala), Yuri Solomin (Captain Vladimir Arseniev)