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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

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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: 10 October 1980
UPC: 715515015622
Tags: Japan (15), Samurai (12), Drama (11), War (11), Historical (10), Japanese (9), 1980s (7), 1980 (7), History (5), Epic (4), Sword (4), Foreign (3), Doppelganger (3), Honor (3), East Asia (2), Horse (2), 06 (2), Usa (2), Ceremony (2), HQ (1)
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"19.7. PC I have no idea how this movie opens up to those who have no relative knowledge of the sengoku jidai period and what was going on in general between the clans. Most likely poorly, not that they wouldn't be able to enjoy the movie nonetheless. For which I highly recommend playing Sengoku Rance first with its highly caricatured historical characters or Shogun 2 Total War to grasp some of the basics down if you're interested in the Warring States period."

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"First viewing - July 17th Since I had nothing going on on this Sunday afternoon it seemed like a good time to finally watch Kagemusha given its almost three hour run-time. Surprisingly it hooked me in from the start, and got me invested in the characters. Engaging the audience with these personalities is crucial given how much of the film is dialogue-driven. If you thought you were getting yourself into an action-packed war film, you've got another think coming. I thought the story was well-don"

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"Best Foreign Language Film! Winner: Kagemusha! Nominees: Confidence The Last Metro Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears The Nest"

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"May 31st Directed by: Akira Kurosawa"

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