This documentary about remote areas of Russia took the crew to its limits. Ten camera teams travelled over 100,000 kilometres and survived angry polar bears, sinking boats, freezing temperatures and a crash with a hot air balloon, but they couldn’t be stopped. The reward for all these exertions is a magical and entertaining portrait of Russia’s wildlife. Simply a treat!
RUSSLAND – IM REICH DER TIGER, BÄREN UND VULKANE | Directed by Uwe Anders, Christian Baumeister et al. (Germany, Russia 2011) Documentary, with Siegfried Rauch (narrator). Opens January 13.