Happened upon this Criterion release quite by accident, and what a find!! I have never seen such stunning black and white photography in a film (incl. Kane, 3rd Man). Camera work, cinematography, acting, story: simply marvelous. Synopsis: 4 geologists in Siberia, battling the elements for survival. 1959, Russian, with English subtitles; in monaural. No extra features, save nice booklet/essay, but never you mind: a superb film!