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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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''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), War (11), Samurai (11), Historical (9), Japanese (8), 1980s (7), 1980 (7), History (5), Epic (4), Sword (4), Foreign (3), Honor (3), Doppelganger (3), Ceremony (2), East Asia (2), 06 (2), Horse (2), Usa (2), Rite (1)
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"In the late 16th century, during the Warring States Period in feudal Japan, a small time thief who strongly resembles a powerful warlord is drafted as kagemusha, a Japanese term used to describe a body double for political leaders. When the warlord dies, the thief finds himself in a struggle to live up the warlord's position of power, wisdom and honor. Initially, the idea for Kagemusha sounds like the kind of plot device that the Hollywood machine likes to devour and crank out as heavy handed"


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"Another superb epic by Akira Kurosawa. It is the story of 3 different warlords who are all fighting for sole leadership of Japan. When one of the warlords is killed by a sniper, his clan tries to keep his death a secret so they can avoid invasion and defeat at the hands of the other two clans. In order to do that, they make use of a petty thief who bears a striking resemblance to the late Lord Shingen, and he is put in the place of Shingen so that his death is not known by the other clans. Every"


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