Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Movie

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2013 | Documentary | 1hr, 30m

An unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. more

Release DateU.S.

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga was released on
Friday, January 25, 2013 Limited Release


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Werner Herzog
Dmitry Vasyukov


Werner Herzog


Music Box Films

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English, Russian


Deep in the Siberian wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhta at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. Thereā€˜s no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. With insightful commentary written and narrated by Werner Herzog, Happy People follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity.

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