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anarresti's rating of the film Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

A tribute to the lives of siberian hunters. Herzog tells their stories, with Henry Thoreau echoes. These are men that, apart from the precious company of their dogs, live alone, when winter comes, taking care of their traps, fishing for survival. They are free, as Herzog's voice proclames in the narration. Their freedom arises in hardship and solitude, and a deep understanding of the harsh nature that nurtures them.