Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Movie


Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

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2013 | Documentary | 1hr, 30m

An unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes.

U.S. Release Date

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga release date was Friday, January 25, 2013. This was a Limited in theaters release.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Directed by

Werner Herzog
Dmitry Vasyukov


Werner Herzog


Music Box Films

Rating MPAA

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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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