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Kagemusha (1980)

PG 10/10/1980 (US) ActionDramaHistoryWar 3h

The Shadow of a man can never stand up and walk on its own


Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.

  1. Akira Kurosawa

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Masato Ide


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tatsuya Nakadai

    Tatsuya Nakadai

    Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha

  2. Tsutomu Yamazaki

    Tsutomu Yamazaki

    Nobukado Takeda

  3. Kenichi Hagiwara

    Kenichi Hagiwara

    Katsuyori Takeda

  4. Jinpachi Nezu

    Jinpachi Nezu

    Sohachiro Tsuchiya

  5. Hideji Ōtaki

    Hideji Ōtaki

    Masakage Yamagata

  6. Daisuke Ryū

    Daisuke Ryū

    Nobunaga Oda

  7. Masayuki Yui

    Masayuki Yui

    Ieyasu Tokugawa

  8. Kaori Momoi

    Kaori Momoi


  9. Mitsuko Baisho

    Mitsuko Baisho


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Original Title 影武者

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $4,000,000.00


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