Saturday, July 11, 2009
DERSU UZALA (1975)
This is a slower Kurosawa film, so if you're looking for the action of his more popular samurai films then you're going to be disappointed. That said it is still an entertaining and beautifully shot film. As always Kurosawa knows exactly where to place the camera. The only problem I had and maybe it's just a personal one is I didn't really feel anything for either of the lead characters. They both felt distant and even after 141 minutes I still felt nothing for either one.
A good film, but not even in my Top 10 Favorite Kurosawa Films. If you're a fan of Kurosawa then of course you have to watch it, but others will probably just find it slow. It really depends on how much you enjoy foreign cinema.