I've been anticipating this film for a very, very long time now. Mostly because this is my 18th Kurosawa and he is my all time favorite director. So was the wait worth it? It was one hundred percent worth it!
Dersu Uzala is a very human, emotional, aspiring and most of all beautiful film in ever sense of the word. It touches your heart and moves your spirit in many ways. While watching Dersu Uzala, it made me ponder about something, something human kind has lost or even forgotten. But what that is, I'm not quite sure yet. I'll have to figure that out for myself.
It's a very simplistic story, but it's so well told and crafted, it becomes incredibly powerful.
I'd love to write more about my feelings on this film or what makes it so great, but the fact is, I'm just not good with words. So you'll have to do it with what I've given you.