Dersu Uzala is a film set in pre-Soviet Siberia. Akira Kurosawa (Ran, Kagemashu) directed this film and won the Oscar for "Best Foreign Language Film" in 1976. Early in the 20th century, a group of Russian explorers travel to Siberia and are nearly killed but rescued by a local and very accomplished hunter named Dersu Uzala (Maksim Munzuk). Although Uzala is very "rustic" compared to the officer leading the expedition, a friendship grows between them. They explore, survey, and hunt together in the breathtaking Siberian wilderness while also showing the differences between the "city" officer and the "country" hunter, including language. Eventually, the exploration leaves, but Uzala and the officer meet years later. The officer takes Uzala to a major city because he has grown old, but Uzala doesn't like it there because he can't do any of the things from his old life. Again, they part, exchanging a very significant gift.