Kagemusha Movie Review 1980

Information and Film Reviews for Kagemusha the Movie

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A thief is rescued from the gallows because of his striking resemblance to a warlord in 16th Century Japan. When the ambitious warlord is fatally wounded, the thief is required to pose as the warlord. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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CBS/Fox Video, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212)373-4800, Toll-free: 800-800-4369, Fax: (212)373-4803, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 160 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 16th Century, Role Reversal
Screenplay
Akira Kurosawa, Masato Ide
Cast
Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kenichi Hagiwara, Hideji Otaki
Cinematography
Kazuo Miyagawa, Masaharu Ueda
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Music
Shinichiro Ikebe

Awards

British Acad. 1980: Director (Kurosawa); Cannes 1980: Film; Cesar 1981: Foreign Film.

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