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Kagemusha (1980)

PG 04/26/1980 (US) ActionDramaHistoryWar 3h


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


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  1. Tatsuya Nakadai

    Tatsuya Nakadai

    Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha

  2. Tsutomu Yamazaki

    Tsutomu Yamazaki

    Nobukado Takeda

  3. Jinpachi Nezu

    Jinpachi Nezu

    Sohachiro Tsuchiya

  4. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Taguchi Gyobu

  5. Kenichi Hagiwara

    Kenichi Hagiwara

    Katsuyori Takeda

  6. Hideji Ôtaki

    Hideji Ôtaki

    Masakage Yamagata

  7. Daisuke Ryû

    Nobunaga Oda

  8. Masayuki Yui

    Ieyasu Tokugawa

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Original Title 影武者

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget -

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