With Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, iconic filmmaker Werner Herzog embarks on another unforgettable journey into the heart of a remote natural environment. Deep in the Siberian wilderness, leagues away from civilization, a mere 300 people inhabit the village of Bakhta on the Yenisei river. This outpost can only be reached in two ways: boat and helicopter. There is no running water, no medical aid or even a single telephone. The locals, whose daily routines have hardly changed over the centuries, live self-reliantly according to their cultural traditions. Through insightful narration by Herzog, Happy People follows a few veteran Siberian trappers through the Taiga's four seasons to tell the incredible story of a society untouched by modernity.

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4.0 out of 5
135 Ratings
135 Ratings

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  • Average 6.9/10
  • Fresh 40
  • Rotten 6

Critics Consensus: Filled with breathtaking images of the foreboding Siberian countryside, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is a fascinating look at an isolated society.

12+ COMMON SENSE

Fascinating Herzog documentary about Siberian trappers.

Information

Studio
Music Box Films
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 2013 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films.

Languages

Primary
Russian (Russia) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (United States)

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