Kagemusha

(1980)

Overview

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

    Screenplay

Facts

Original Title 影武者

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 26, 1980
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -

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