Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Reviews
The film in a carefree manner captures the genius & eccentricity of the men & how incredible their talent & practical skills are.
As the title suggests they are clearly Happy Individuals that live unique but rich lives in the harsh wilderness.
This is a kind of films that it makes you fell how the world is much bigger than your house, your bed and your Iphone. Another masterpiece produced by Herzog with the Russian director Vasyukov.
A very fulfilling documentary, especially if you enjoy winter camping :)
Visually, the film is stunning, as Herzog's work tends to be. Here Herzog is able to put to film something that seems surreal, it is so foreign to us. It is always engaging, and features just the right mix of narration, images, and dialoged from the trappers. Herzog lets what they say unfold organically, and the shots he is able to captures are nothing short of astonishing.
An excellent documentary.