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

Herzog's interference with documentarism is his trademark, but it makes no sense here. In the microcosm of the taiga, its people's way of life has an internal logic and order that defies judgement or change. Yet the industry supplied by the trappers are inevitably part of a global problem. While this external influence is not explored, Herzog exerts his own, which seems unfair. Can't have it both ways.