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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Written by Werner Herzog
DVD/Video

In this intriguing documentary, acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog follows hunters and trappers from the remote Siberian village of Bakhta through their seasonal routines in the isolated wilderness of the taiga.

The cinematography is beautiful and Herzog pays special attention to how the characters evolve emotionally throughout the year. He also captures simple yet precise observations of their lives. Culture, landscape, and the rhythm of each season are also important features of this film. To delve even deeper into the understanding of landscape and season, check out the special features.

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