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Kagemusha
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Tatsuya Nakadai

Tatsuya Nakadai

Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha
Tsutomu Yamazaki

Tsutomu Yamazaki

Nobukado Takeda
Ken

Ken'ichi Hagiwara

Katsuyori Takeda
Jinpachi Nezu

Jinpachi Nezu

Sohachiro Tsuchiya
Hideji Otaki

Hideji Otaki

Masakage Yamagata
Daisuke Ryu

Daisuke Ryu

Nobunaga Oda
Masayuki Yui

Masayuki Yui

Ieyasu Tokugawa
Kaori Momoi

Kaori Momoi

Otsuyanokata


Written by
Masato Ide

Masato Ide



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Immovable as the mountain.

4 years, 9 months ago at Jul 1 17:00
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''The shadow of a man can never desert that man. I was my brother's shadow. Now that I have lost him, it is as though I am nothing.''

When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty...

Tatsuya Nakadai: Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha

Kagemusha(影武者) is a 1980 film by Akira Kurosawa. The title ... read more
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When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty living up to his role and clashes with the spirit of the warlord during turbulent times in the kingdom.
Release date: 6 October 1980
UPC: 715515015622
Japan (15), Drama (11), Samurai (11), War (11), Historical (9), Japanese (8), 1980s (7), 1980 (7), History (5), Epic (4), Sword (4), Doppelganger (3), Honor (3), Foreign (3), East Asia (2), Horse (2), 06 (2), Ceremony (2), Usa (2), Palanquin (1)
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