Production : Lenfilm, ”Daiei Co., Ltd “, “Dentsu Inc.” (Japan)
Loosely based on the novel by Yasusi Inoue.
This amazing trip started on December 13, 1782 when captain Deikokuya Kodayu with sixteen sailors went on sailing along the coast of Japan. Having suffered a shipwreck near the Siberian coast the captain and his crew find themselves in the horrible reality of the 18th century Russia and go through a number of extraordinary adventures, full of sufferings, love, despair and wonders. Nobody expected that a several day trip will turn into nine years of wanderings, big losses and misfortunes.
Source : www.lenfilm.ru