Kagemusha (1980) Theatrical Trailer
Theatrical trailer for Kagemusha.
In this dazzling epic from Akira Kurosawa, a petty thief named Kagemusha (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets saved from a death sentence because he resembles the warlord Shingen Takeda (also Nakadai). The warlord has been fighting two other leaders for control of 16th-century Japan and impersonators often take his place during battles to put him out of harm's way. Because of Kagemusha's strong physical similarities to the warlord, he's a perfect choice for a "shadow warrior." However, the arrangement suddenly changes when Shingen gets fatally wounded while watching a battle. Adhering to Shingen's final wish, the warlord's men keep the death a secret, and Kagemusha struggles to transform himself from a criminal into a leader. Kagemusha marked a welcome return for the legendary director, who had not made a movie since 1974. Nakadai, a supporting player in earlier Kurosawa films, expertly portrays the leading role(s), almost always filled in the past by Toshirô Mifune. Kagemusha also features the final screen appearance of longtime Kurosawa actor, Takashi Shimura.
- Posted: August 31, 2010
- Director: Akira Kurosawa
- Writer: Akira Kurosawa
- Studio: 20th Century Fox
- Release: October 6, 1980
- Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kenichi Hagiwara
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