Nearly all of these actor biopics seem overblown, self congratulatory products of publicity agents. Yet we need to feel that our favorite actors didn't simply portray remarkable people but were remarkable people in their own right. Most are not. Thus most of these are tripe. Not so, Yul Brynner.
The first motion picture I saw was The Ten Commandments, first run, in the 1950s at the height of the grand spear and sandal epics and Charlton Heston. But what I remembered was Yul Brynner. However I had no idea what a truly interesting and remarkable person he was until just now when I saw this documentary. Even if you never saw him perform on stage or screen, you're likely to find it interesting too. Such an improbable life. Such a singular individual.