• Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2013)

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Release Date: January 25th, 2013

DVD Release Date: April 23rd, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Indigenous people on the Siberian Taiga live in a village on the river Yenisei.

Director: Dmitry Vasyukov

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Studio Babelsberg

Keywords: Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Scott TobiasNPR

    At bottom, though, Happy People celebrates the hard-won freedoms that living in the Taiga offers those who are willing to confront its challenges. There are few places on the planet where the strictures of society don't apply, and the trade-off for fending off bears and minus-50-degree weather is the opportunity to lead a pure, solitary life. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Sun-Times

    Like "Grizzly Man," Herzog's latest documentary, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is mostly built around another filmmaker's priceless footage. show more

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    While the original version's four hours might have made for wearisome viewing for Western audiences, Herzog's 94-minute cut feels just right, fully immersing us in this rarified world without lapsing into tedium. show more

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