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Kagemusha (1980)

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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


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Immovable as the mountain.

11 years, 10 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 / KagemushaKagemusha(影武者) is a 1980 film by Akira Kurosawa. The title (which literally translates to "Shadow Warrior"... read more

Kagemusha

4 years, 7 months ago at Oct 17 15:43
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If Kagemusha isn’t as daring as Akira Kurosawa’s other samurai epics, like Seven Samurai or Throne of Blood, then it is still a pleasurable jewel of a late master throwing around his considerable artistry and craft. The troubled birth and production doesn’t show (much), and it is an immensely pleasurable experience throughout. It simmers in its weightiness and epic scope, and Kurosawa still ... 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 (14), Samurai (13), Drama (12), War (12), Historical (10), Japanese (9), 1980 (6), 1980s (6), History (6), Epic (5), Sword (5), Doppelganger (4), Honor (4), Foreign (3), Ceremony (3), Horse (3), Multiple Versions Of Same Scene (2), Rifle (2), Double (2), 1500s (2)
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Kagemusha

“If Kagemusha isn’t as daring as Akira Kurosawa’s other samurai epics, like Seven Samurai or Throne of Blood, then it is still a pleasurable jewel of a late master throwing around his considerable artistry and craft. The troubled birth and production doesn’t show (much), and it is an immensely pleasurable experience throughout. It simmers in its weightiness and epic scope, and Kurosawa still manages to pull it off with grace, beauty, and a deft touch that numerous imitators have tried and failed to achieve.   The title refers to a common thief who bears a striking resemblance to a warlord, and he effectively becomes his “shadow warrior,” what kagemusha translates to. This shadow warrior is something a spectral entity, more of an emotional cipher than a fully-realized character” read more

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